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Changing my Domain name

cdidcott
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Changing my Domain name

Hi people,

I haven't been here much lately, but I'm still working at it.

I've just started a business selling collectable items and now I want to promote it using my existing affiliate site. I still want to do the affiliate thing, but I can't continue with my old project, I have run out of ideas and simply can't invent enough content to keep it going. So I need to change the sites domain name. Is there any way of retaining my current PR without using a 301 redirect script?

I really have to change the domain name, the current one is totally off topic.

Any advice on how to make this transition as painless as possible would be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Colin
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markling
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Pretty much the only way to do that is to do a 301 redirect, sorry. Any particular reason why you don't want to do that?

Mark
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chatyak86
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301 is only option.
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cdidcott
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MarkLing wrote:Pretty much the only way to do that is to do a 301 redirect, sorry. Any particular reason why you don't want to do that?

Mark


Thanks for the speedy response Mark & Adrian (As usual)

No reason really, I just assumed that using a 301 script would have some neg issues somewhere along the line.

If you guys are telling me there's no problems with using a 301 script, then I feel assured already.

By the way, are there any other things I can use the old domain for, in addition to redirecting, once the 301 is in place?

Colin
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chatyak86
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Umm.... I'm not too sure on that... I think whenever someone types in the old domain or goes to it... it will redirect asap to the new one... PR change should take a few months too.

Took my site about 3 months to change PR.
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cdidcott
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Ok, thanks again.

I just have to work out how to put it all into place now...oh boy.... what fun!!!
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sean06
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Shouldn't be too hard Colin :)
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chatyak86
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Add this to a blank .htaccess file

redirect 301 /old-index-page.html http://www.newhomepage.com

Save & Upload
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cdidcott
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Thanks guys :D
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