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    How to change domain and still keep SEO and Ranking in tact

    We have a domain that was a .com domain even though we are a canadian company. It started back in 2008 and was ranked #1 on page one for a few years before we fell in rankings due to competitiion.

    We are still on page 1 and we now are thinking after acquiring the same domain but with .ca at the end, we want to move the site to the .ca domain so we can focus solely on the canadian market.

    We dont sell much outside of canada anyways. How do we keep our current seo rankings?

    We have a new site with new design ready for launch. All the urls are the same and the content is the same, just different design.

    Once we launch, we want to launch it under the .ca domain and carry on where the .com left off in terms of rankings.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
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    Hire a pro to take a look before you move it. If everything is as you say it should not cost more than a few hundred dollars. Not doing so could cost you many times that in lost sales

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    Expect some rankings loss...near impossible to not lose some rankings with a domain change. Just hopefully it's very short-term.

    But ya..agree with KernelPanic. Get an outside pro to look at it first.
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    Be sure to keep ownership of the .com domain and that your professional plans to include redirects when making the change. Not sure if this is worth the trouble though.

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