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    Question Are 301 enough to redirect SEO juice?...or


    Hello everyone. Yesterday we met with "large SEO company" which has more or less been holding our company hostage (not important now).

    They have been building seo for our website for a number of years. So now we built a new website under a new domain name, and we want to use 301 redirects from the old site to this new one (pretty straight forward).

    They said you *can't* just redirect this domain to the new with 301... they have to go back and change *ALL* the links that were built for the old domain.

    This is crazy I'm thinking... all we would have to do in just redirect the old site to the new one, and any links that were built towards the old site would eventually get transferred as Google/Bing know that it was legitimate redirected, right?

    These guys are not the most trustworthy people - although they are a big seo company. They are known to be vindictive :-/
    Any thoughts
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    Originally Posted by ileansolutions
    They said you *can't* just redirect this domain to the new with 301... they have to go back and change *ALL* the links that were built for the old domain.
    If that's what they said they are liars.
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    Yeah, they're liars or don't know what they are doing.
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    Yeah. That's what I figured. Thank you all for your quick responses.
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    You can't because it'll take their control away...that's why they said it that way.
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    ileansolutions I suggest u that u tell me to share reports with u and find out reason why he or she tell that he will not redirect or that not solve your problems..

    THANX
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    Any one who know what seo is, will never tell this foolishness. If they have this opinion, they are trying to cheat you.
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    Gosh, you should really mention these guys on a scam reporting site or something.
    Of course a 301 redirect would be enough. Otherwise, how do you think any website would ever move to a new domain or how penalties would be passed via 301 redirects.
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    Yes, a 301 redirects work. You should be able to programmatically redirect each page. There are commands for redirecting entire site, but unless you know precisely what you are doing there may be some pitfalls for an individual site. The global command requires search engines to redirect entire site, but old sites then remain in index until every page has been crawled. By programmatically redirecting, any time an old page not already indexed shows up in search you are redirected. Not sure what you have to do about exisitng redirects - maybe migrate them so redirects redirect to new redirects for all pages? Perhaps someone else can comment on this for you as you probably already have redirects in place
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    I wouldn't say that the SEO company that told you that they needed to change all of the backlinks to point to your site where liars. Google actually recommends this practice: "Ideally, you should contact the webmaster of each site that links to yours and ask them to update the links to point to the page on your new domain." (See https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/83105)

    Now, as far as moving your site to a new domain like you are doing you will want to follow Google's "Change of Address" recommendations. You can find a video here along with links to the details of the process: https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/83106?hl=en

    Expect a bumpy ride in the SERPs. It will take Google at least a few days to figure out what is going on with your site. It could take a few weeks. Be prepared to reverse everything if your rankings don't come back in 2 weeks.

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