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    New Domain Problem


    My client recently found out from a higher-up that they are going to have to change URLs.
    Normally, I would simply apply 301 redirects, however, they have also been told that their old url will be used to create a brand new website.
    I know, this is bad. But it's out of our hands. It's going to happen.
    The question is, is there any way to save the "link juice" from the many years of use from the old site to their new one?
    There is literally nothing I can think of that can do this. That's why I'm asking here.
    Thanks in advance.
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    nothing you can do, it's a major screw up on who ever is making this desision
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    I would document your concern and send it over before you do the change as this may influence their decision. Inform them that if you start your current project on a new domain rankings will be severely impacted.
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    Contact the website owners linking to it and advised the website will be moving and request a URL edit.
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    Google does not provide this flexibility even with the implementation of any tag. It is not good to have old urls as well. Whole of the SEO efforts will be in vanish if you will not implement 301 redirection. Here its a time to take the decision by brain not by heart.

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