Day 9: How to Keep Your Existing Search Rankings and Visitors

If this is the first website you’ve created for your organization, congratulations!

If your organization has or had an old website, and this website is replacing it, that’s great too, but there are some important details you need to understand.

Did you know… when you move to a new website, the people who bookmarked your old web addresses, sites that link to your old web pages, and search engines that listed your old web pages may get errors?


Create 301 Redirects

To prevent this, you need to create what are called “301 redirects” in your .htaccess file which redirect visitors and search engines from the old web addresses to the new ones.

Explaining how to code a .htaccess file are beyond the scope of today’s lesson.  You can google it if you like.

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If you don’t have the time or desire to learn how to create your own .htaccess file, we can do it for you.   We will map all of your old web addresses to your new web addresses to ensure visitors, links, and search rankings all transfer to your new site.

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Tomorrow we’ll wrap up our series “10 Days to a Great Website” by learning about how to get better search rankings in Google using the SEO features of WP-EZ.

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Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as .

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