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    Site redesign and page rank


    Hi all,

    I have a website that has been going for a few years now and has a page rank of 6 with about 19 good backlinks. Problem is, it might as well not be in google, or any other search engines, as it isn't even showing in the top 100. Keywords are too competitive.

    Based on advice and tips I've picked up here I want to redesign the site and change the content, get more keywords in, and try and improve my position, but I'm worried I'll lose my page rank. I know people here have redesigned their sites and kept the page rank, but they weren't making major changes to the content. Would google drop the rank to 0 and start again or would I just drop a bit, or will nothing happen?
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    your page rank won't change unless you change the file names of the pages. and even then you can use 301 redirect to transfer pr.
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    But, on the 301 redirect it usually takes 2-3 page rank cycles for it to finally show. (I am still waiting for a couple of 301's to transfer pr.)
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    good point seo_am
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    I'll be keeping the current file names, just changing the text and stuff.

    I feel happier making the changes now, thanks.

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