SEO tips for shifting your site to WordPress


If you want to upgrade your site from ASP, Joomla, Drupal, HTML etc to WordPress you can follow the following steps in order to preserve your SEO rank and traffic.

-Before making any change make sure you add your site to both Google and Bing  webmaster tools and submit your XML sitemap to them(if you have not done it yet).

-In this period a link building campaign targeting your naked domain is very useful.

– Yet you have a bigger fish to fry, the architecture of wordpress is also very important, for foundations follow whatever

Joost de Valk  says.

– Get familiar with WordPress taxonomies, custom taxonomies and custom post types and use them effectively based on your objectives and content.

-For your new URLs as the best practice use Yoast SEO plugin and for Permanent links at WP setting chose the fourth option which is %postname% .

– At last submit your new XML sitemaps which are generated by Yoast’s plugin to the webmaster tools,

-After shifting to WP you have to report the 301 to Google webmaster tools, it’s very important to follow Google’s guideline on reporting 301.

I followed these steps in a similar issue and at the same time I needed to change my naked domain to another TLD, and I lost no pagerank or organic traffic.

You can also find me on LinkedIn and @pooriast

P.S. : Non of my posts in this blog is written for article marketing and neither of the links are affiliated. What I write is what I know, think, feel, experience and like to share.

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