Question: I will be going up with a new website with shopping cart. My old website (with same url) is showing up on page 1 of Google. When I transfer to this new website, will I lose my ranking?
Question: Another question, I will be going up with a
Answer: OK, question ONE. When you launch a NEW domain – be careful. It’s a brand new website. So if you are switching domains think LONG and HARD about that. That’s a very special challenge, and you want to do a migration strategy correctly. If possible, I really strongly recommend avoiding a domain change. Second, if you are just revising lots of pages… you just want to preserve your URL’s (especially your strong / linked ones) for sure and avoid a massive change to your TITLE tags. So in both cases, you need a transition strategy! Look before leaping as major changes are dangerous in terms of SEO performance and are too complicated for a short answer.
As for your second question on SEO META TAGS… 1) the META KEYWORDS tag is ignored. So it does NOT matter. 2) the META DESCRIPTION tag IS very important and has a 90% chance of being your description on Google, and 3) the TITLE tag IS a meta tag and is the No. 1 more important tag to Google. So there is a lot of misinformation and overgeneralizations about META TAGS.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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