Sometimes we have to upgrade ourÂ existingÂ website to a different platform. Like php to .net or vice versa. The SEO is veryÂ importantÂ and we do not want to loose the current Rankings of our web site. Â If we follow few instructions then we can move our site without any change in our current SEO rankings and Traffic.
The following Points need to be kept in Mind while doing a site upgrade.
- Make a list of current URL,s mainly which are indexed in Google. To find out that just type site:yoursitename inÂ GoogleÂ search box.
- Make a corresponding list of new urls against the old one.
- Before taking the new site live , make a .htaccess file and do a 2301 redirect for all the old urls to new one. as shown below
redirect 301 /oldurl.html http://newurl/
Make sure that you don’t remove any old url throughÂ GoogleÂ webmaster.