Change the URL of an established blog? (2 posts)

  1. billhenderson
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have a blog that's called "Write a Better Novel," but it evolved from an earlier concept, so its domain name is truevoice-blog.com. The blog has a lot of good free content but I don't get a huge amount of traffic. I want to start promoting to change that. But people are always confused that the title and URL are so different, and I don't blame them.

    Here's my question: I've acquired writeabetternovel.net and want to set up a forward to the old URL and start promoting with the new one. Is that okay to do? Or will that have unforeseen bad consequences? And is there a resource that will tell me how to do this properly, so that all the SEO bases are covered?

  2. Snat
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi there,

    One major thing is to make sure that you setup 301 re-directs from your old domain to your new domain. This way, you will loose no traffic and importantly, search engines will index the new link instead and update the old ones.

    You might want to have a quick look to see if there are any plugins in the repo that will automatically setup these for you.

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