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    Is it possible to move the Alexa rank traffic to the new domain by 301 redirection?


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    I know Alexa rank is not that much important but I want to know if make a 301 redirection to the old domain to new domain.
    Can we also move the Alexa rank traffic of old domain to the new domain by 301 redirections?
    According to me, yes, but I am confused
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    Good question. Trouble is: I don't know if many people have ever tried this. Stay tuned
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    Hi,

    Yes, it's possible to 301 redirect your top domain to get part of your old traffic back (http to http, http to https). Redirect 301 will pass between 90%-99% of your link juice to the next domain, but don't forget to redirect all pages and point them to the new ones. I recommend that you create/get a sitemap of your old domain, implement 301 redirect (each old domain pages pointing to their new domain equivalent) , track duplicate issue, check for 404 and make sure you don't create redirect chains. Here is the link to Google migration guidelines: https://support.google.com/webmasters/topic/6029673. Beware it will take a couple of months to see the traffic back to normal.

    N.B.: I had some issue migrating https://olddomains.com to https://newdomains.com and experienced traffic loss. I think it was due to nginx (server issue), but if you're working with https make sure you read more on the matter.

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    Hi Matt, you mean we have to create 301 redirections to each and every page of the old domain. If we want to do it for large websites like Ecommerce website then it will be a tedious task or is there an another method for large websites?
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    Yes, we can move Alexa rank also.
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    Originally Posted by karan.rao
    Yes, we can move Alexa rank also.
    Hi Karan,
    Are you did this or having any experience about it how we can move it?
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    If you do a 301 redirect then any traffic or visitor coming to old domain will automatically redirect to the new domain, It can be organic traffic or can be alexa traffic. So yes it will work.
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    Lest anyone read this and think otherwise, Alexa Rank is a useless metric that means absolutely nothing in the world of online marketing

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    I have done this for one of my client's website. I used 301 redirect to move traffic to new domain that they wanted to and see not much difference in keyword ranking and Alexa Ranking. The keywords that dropped their ranking gain back their position in 1-2 months. The main thing is the link juice is passed to new domain that help the domain to rank instantly without starting the work from the scratch. So in my opinion the ranking remains stable even after you redirect traffic to new domain from the old one.
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    Ranking is one thing... Alexa rank is completely different (it's a pointless metric obtained by the number of Alexa Toolbar users who visit a website... like KP said - it's useless)!
    301 redirects will transfer link-juice (incoming links) and "page rank"... The question here was/is: Will it transfer Alexa Rank?

    Janvi said he did not see much difference in Alexa Ranking... Does that mean it was transferred?
    Who knows/cares?

    Originally Posted by sksharma
    Hi Matt, you mean we have to create 301 redirections to each and every page of the old domain. If we want to do it for large websites like Ecommerce website then it will be a tedious task or is there an another method for large websites?
    If you are transferring the entire domain and your internal url structure is staying the same, you can do the entire thing with a single 301 redirect.

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    Alexa rank is completely different (it's a pointless metric obtained by the number of Alexa Toolbar users who visit a website... like KP said - it's useless)!
    I know it's pointless but I were just want to know about it will transfer or not when we make 301 redirects.

    If you are transferring the entire domain and your internal url structure is staying the same, you can do the entire thing with a single 301 redirect.

    It means no need to create 301 redirections to all of the pages. Thanks
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    Yes, like ClickyB said; if you're only changing the Domain, you can do it using a single 301 redirect. Here is an example of the redirect code using .htaccess:

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.newdomain\.co.uk
    RewriteRule (.*) http://www.newdomain.co.uk/$1 [R=301,L]

    (Source: https://www.creare.co.uk/blog/seo-ad...o-a-new-domain)

    Have fun!
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    Originally Posted by sksharma
    Hi Matt, you mean we have to create 301 redirections to each and every page of the old domain. If we want to do it for large websites like Ecommerce website then it will be a tedious task or is there an another method for large websites?

    Hey Mate your problem has a simple solution, takes about 5 minutes at most....3 lines of code fixes the whole site

    Edit your htaccess file on the old site and do the following..... This redirects all traffic from the old site to the new site and also makes it https at the same time saving you a rewirte on the new site. It may take a while for the Alexa traffic to port over.
    I never worry about Alexa traffic, because it's not a ranking factor.

    Only use one of the below, do not use both !

    RewriteEngine on

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^olddomain.com [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.newdomain.com/$1 [L,R=301,NC]

    or use this if you prefer no www in the url

    RewriteEngine On

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.olddomain.com$ [NC]
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://newdomain.com/$1 [L,R=301,NC]
    Last edited by KnowOneSpecial; Jul 7th, 2017 at 05:18 PM.
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    Thank you Matt and KnowOneSpecial

    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.newdomain\.co.uk

    Matt you wrote it as wrong, this should be old domain in RewriteCond
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    Originally Posted by Adgonline
    Redirection on new domain to old domain through 301, is permanent Redirection. Your old domain ranking will shift to new domain but it will take time between 1 - 2 months. It will affect but not so much if we are creating good quality of backlinks then we can get ranking soon.
    Hi Adgonline
    I think you didn't read the thread before posting your reply

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