A site migration SEO checklist: Don’t lose traffic

Few things can destroy a brand’s performance in the search results faster than a poorly implemented site migration.

Changing your domain name or implementing HTTPS can be a great business move, but if you fail to consider how search engines will react to this move, you are almost certain to take a major hit in organic search traffic.

Use the following SEO checklist to prepare yourself as you develop a migration game plan for your website.

1. Carefully consider if migration is the right choice

A site migration will almost always result in a temporary loss of traffic — Google needs time to process the change and update its…

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