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    Want to change the domain but keep the traffic - What should I Do?

    I have a blog abc.com and done some good SEO for that. Got a good PR (3) and Alexa rank (450000+). Now, I thought of changing the domain to xyz.om but do not want to lose all my hard work done on abc.com.

    80% of my traffic is from Search Engines. Is there a way to keep the traffic, backlinks, PR, but change the domain?

    Thank you

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    I think 301 redirect does the job. Someone more techy guy can tell you how to do that.

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    You can either redirect the old domain to your new domain through your Registar's control panel, or you can use one of these options:

    1) In your public_html folder of your old domain, make a file called .htaccess and add this line to it:

    Redirect 301 / http://www.newdomain.com

    2) In your public_html folder of your old domain, make a file called index.php and add this line to it:
    <?php
    header( 'Location: http://www.yourdomain.com' ) ;
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zash View Post
    You can either redirect the old domain to your new domain through your Registar's control panel, or you can use one of these options:

    1) In your public_html folder of your old domain, make a file called .htaccess and add this line to it:

    Redirect 301 / http://www.newdomain.com

    2) In your public_html folder of your old domain, make a file called index.php and add this line to it:
    <?php
    header( 'Location: http://www.yourdomain.com' ) ;
    ?>
    Is it that easy? I always thought it would be hard.

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    That's it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zash View Post
    That's it
    Now I'm going to direct my all domains to new ones. Just because I know how to. LOL Just kidding.

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