Site Migration

  • HTTPS Migration – What You Need To Know & How We Did It

    … TLDR: If you want to migrate your site to HTTPS, you will find this checklist useful. From an SEO point of view, you may get a boost to your site’s organic performance, you may not, but it won’t do any harm to make the switch either. You should also migrate if you want to make the web a better, safer place to be. After a discussion with Dave…

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  • Five common website redesign and rebranding mistakes to avoid

    …: Behaviour > Site Content > Landing Pages If you get the average sessions and users over 12 months for the section you are going to remove, then subtract this figure from the previous benchmarking figures, you can then forecast organic traffic figures when launching. 3) Messing up redirects Once you have a clear view of how the new website…

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  • Five things to remember for a smooth, catastrophe-free site migration

    … indexed after being shared internally via Google mail – but don’t quote me on that! So, of course, use IP whitelisting, set up logins and apply no-index meta tags. What is the “migration window”? The migration window refers to the seven to 14 day period after a migration has been executed. During this time, your rankings may assume many different forms…

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  • 5 Sneaky Site Migration Issues that Sometimes Get Overlooked

    … Estimated reading time: 10 minutes, 23 seconds Fellow State of Digital blogger Briony Gunson recently wrote a great post that detailed the content and SEO side of site migrations, which is when a client redesigns their website and/or changes CMS systems, and you have to consider and plan for the various challenges around such a major change…

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  • A Change in Domain Internationalisation Strategy

    … – making sure the new site wasn’t disallowing anything Redirects – we re-ran all redirects on the staging platform to make 100% sure Crawl – we ran the crawler on pre live again ( this was done almost daily in the lead up with the other SEO testing activity) Roll out strategy Each member had their own roll out strategy but the go live checks…

    Louis Venter/ State of Digitalin SEO- 11 readers -