How to Change Domain Name in WordPress Without Hurting SEO

Learn how to change the domain name without harming SEO.

Before sharing this – I want to share a story. Back in 2009, I was using a free .co.cc domain. (free domain – so why not?) After using about a year and having some great traffic (avg 2k unique/day) – I had to change the domain since .co.cc was shutting domain. Since I did not know much I simply changed the domain. After a week, I got hundreds of error messages in Webmasters Tools (aka Search Console now). When I investigated the issue I found out that my traffic dropped to almost 100 – almost 2000% decrease!
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I investigated more and found out that it was happening as I did not do a proper 301 redirect of my old URLs. I know it has been some time but I tried to write down all the things that you should do before changing the domain of your WordPress website.

Finding an ideal domain name for your website can be tricky. After hours of researching, you may find your perfect domain name. Now, you are all set to start your WordPress website.

But what if you realize it’s not the right domain for your website? What if you feel an urgency to change the domain name of your WordPress site? You could be facing issues with your branding. Or you could just give yourself a fresh start.

Changing the domain name is always an option, but the task is a little bit complex. Moreover, changing your domain name could wash away all the hard work you had done for your website’s SEO.

You might be wondering if there’s a way to change the domain name while keeping all the SEO benefits. Yes, there is.

In this article, I will explain to you how you can change your domain name while keeping the SEO benefits.

Before proceeding further, let’s have a look at a few points to keep in consideration when you change the domain name on a WordPress website

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How to Use Schema Markup to Take Advantage of Semantic Search and SEO Rankings

If you have a business, most probably you will have a website too. With a website, your business can have more growth for your business. It is equally important to get your website viewed by your potential customers to gain their attention and advertise your services on the internet.

Search engines and the internet has paved a modern way of advertising which helps the businesses to promote themselves globally among the millions and billions of customers out there. Today, your customers are just a click away to pay you. However, you have to reach to them first, before others to maximize your sales, revenue, conversion rate. Therefore, it becomes essential to get the website viewed on the search engines that too on the first page itself to attract more customers. However, this is not easy; SEO is not easy. [You can read our WordPress SEO Guide where we covered the basics of SEO]

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How You Can Optimize WordPress Speed Without Using WordPress Speed Optimization Services!

Be the master of WordPress speed optimization!

If you want to provide a great user experience to your users, your site needs to load fast. Without a fast loading website, your website will not be #1 on Google. If your audience moves away from your website before it is fully loaded – you are not going to get top search engine rankings magically. Slow sites can decrease your business’s conversion rate.

That is why there are thousands of WordPress speed optimization services that exist in the industry. These WordPress speed optimization service providers can cost you a fortune. WordPress speed optimization services can cost you from a mere $25 to thousand bucks depending on the quality, hosting services providers, premium plugins and more. Professional services will always cost you, but they will ensure a great above the fold experience. In this article, we are discussing how you can optimize WordPress speed on your own for free.

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How to Learn WordPress for Free in Less Than 72 Hours!

It’s never too late to learn WordPress!


Want to learn WordPress? Keep on reading!

Learning WordPress as an absolute beginner can be tough if you do not have a proper guideline. WordPress is very easy, easier than you might expect it to be. But if you don’t know how to start, and how to pace your workflow. One of the few reasons that worked in favor of WordPress for its popularity is how easy the whole system is.

WordPress has a staggering 32% market share of the whole web. That’s a very large number.

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If you look at the CMS distribution in top million sites, WordPress comes first with a head start of 62%.

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