How Google & Bing Handle Switching To New Domains

Dec 3, 2010 • 7:17 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

A WebmasterWorld thread has some SEOs and Webmasters sharing their recent experience with switching to new domains and how Google and Bing handle that switch.

The first case was shared by senior member, HuskyPup who said that after switching over and 301 redirecting the URLs from the .in TLD to the .com version of the TLD, Google and Bing both ranked the new domain in the number one spot after a single week.

The site was previous ranked in the first position for that specific keyword and a week after the switch over, the new domain, the .com version, ranked number one in it's place.

He said:

I acquired a dropped .com name last Monday 22nd November 2010, uploaded the site immediately and as soon as the site went live 301d the old .in domain to the new one.

Today, 30th, Google, Bing, Yahoo and Duck Duck Go are all showing the new name at it's #1 SERPs position.

Another person came into the thread and said he was not so lucky. But it is hard to tell if he followed the correct steps.

Have you seen the same quick results in Google and Bing recently?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Sean 'B' Brady

12/05/2010 12:58 am

Great posting! Thanks for the information!

Rajeesh Nair

12/05/2010 02:22 pm

Hey Barry, The concept of your blog is great buddy but the only request from my side is that please provide your inputs regarding the discussion too. We would like to hear from a great SEO consultant like you. Just a suggestion, anyhow I really like the concept of SERoundtable.com because here's where the topics are real. Now concerning this post, I think Google, Yahoo and Bing all have great option of switching domains and retrieve rankings all together. I have good experience with it till now..

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