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    dharms70
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    Moving from website builder seven to new Go Daddy designed Word Press -how do I maintain rankings?

    I stayed on Website Builder 7 as long as I could. I reached 100 products on my quick shopping cart and could not add any more-so my hand was forced. Go-Daddy is building me a new website on word press.  Last time this happened, my rankings dropped off a cliff- because all my urls changed and it cost me dearly.  Lost all my backlinks.  What can I do this time to avoid all that? Are there steps I can take to help this process?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated as my season of selling is January-May.  My site is not ready yet, but want to be prepared- Thanks

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    PL281
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    @dharms70 

     

    There is a plugin "Redirection" - this will allow you to map all of your old URLs to your new URLs as 301 redirects so the search engines will know the new URL and all your rankings "should" hold

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    PL281
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    @dharms70 

     

    There is a plugin "Redirection" - this will allow you to map all of your old URLs to your new URLs as 301 redirects so the search engines will know the new URL and all your rankings "should" hold

    I am a GoDaddy End User - Just Like You
    Check out my site! | I currently manage over 300 WordPress Websites
    * Please note that I offer free advice on this forum. Thank You Info If you would like personalized help, please contact me. Otherwise, please ask your question in the proper forum so the answer can assist EVERYONE in the community and not just you. Thanks! *

    Once your issue is resolved,
    please be sure to come back and click accept for the solution

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    I'm not in the right forum? 

    @dharms70 

     

    I'm not sure I understand your question - You asked about making sure your URLs would work with WordPress when you site is moved.

    I am a GoDaddy End User - Just Like You
    Check out my site! | I currently manage over 300 WordPress Websites
    * Please note that I offer free advice on this forum. Thank You Info If you would like personalized help, please contact me. Otherwise, please ask your question in the proper forum so the answer can assist EVERYONE in the community and not just you. Thanks! *

    Once your issue is resolved,
    please be sure to come back and click accept for the solution

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