I am moving a WordPress site from somebody else’s 1&1 account to my own 1&1 hosting account, while keeping the domains (there are two of them, a .co.uk and a .com) exactly the same.
Will this affect the site’s ranking on search engines, particularly google?
The site (http://www.rosemarybailey.com) is currently the top result when you search for the name of the individual. Will this change when I redirect that address to a new site?
I say “new site” because I am not really “moving” the site, but rebuilding it from scratch within WordPress 3.4.1 on my host, and importing the content via .xml. Previously it was version 2.8.2. I will be using essentially the same theme, content, posts, structure, etc and it will appear exactly the same. Does this confuse search engines, or will they not notice?
Thanks for your help.
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