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  • Resolved Ecommerce Software Reviews

    (@ecommercesoftwarereviews)


    I created a brand new blog and am trying to 301 redirect posts from my old blog to this new one recently created.

    My question is: Once I 301 redirect the posts from my old blog to my new blog, when can I delete the old website and drop the old domain name?

    I do not want to lose any link juice though.

    New blog is reviewsbyadmir.com
    Old blog is ecommercesoftwarereviews.net

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Once I 301 redirect the posts from my old blog to my new blog, when can I delete the old website and drop the old domain name?

    Yes. There’s no reason to keep both but make sure you have a good backup first.

    Just a note, when you say “drop the old domain name”, don’t actually delete the old domain name, at least for a while. It should be pointed to your new server so that any search engine bots will still find it, and your server can handle the redirects. If you drop the domain name or change the nameserver records to point it nowhere, the redirects won’t ever be found, and that would be pretty disasterous. I normally recommend waiting at least 6 months for the domain to expire, but in most cases I’d suggest keeping it around for a year or more and keep it regstered for as long as you can afford to, just in case there’s some old backlinks out there that are never updated.

    Thread Starter Ecommerce Software Reviews

    (@ecommercesoftwarereviews)

    I appreciate the comments from both of you. Thank you very much. I figured that I should just hold on to it for another year or so.

    Thanks again!

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