SEO Website Migration
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What is SEO Website Migration?
An SEO migration is about migrating your website in such a way that it retains site authority and preserves search rankings.
You’ll need SEO Migration services for:
Changing your website URL to a new URL.
Securing your website from HTTP to HTTPS.
Moving parts of your website from a subdomain to a subfolder (or vice versa).
International Site Migrations
Moving your website from a top-level domain such as ‘.com’ to an internationally friendly domain such as ‘.co.uk’.
Content Management System Migrations
Changing your CMS, e.g. moving from Magento to WordPress.
Adding or removing pages, consolidating content, and adding new languages.
Changing your website architecture, This usually involves changes to URL structure, navigation, user journey, or internal links.
A combination of all of the above.
Why Use SEO Experts for Website Migration?
Don’t lose your SEO efforts! With our help, you minimise the risk of losing your organic traffic and search rankings.
Site structure review
Design the architecture and navigation of your website with users and search engine crawlers in mind.
Technology considerations and review
Onsite SEO, content and tracking migration
Identify onsite SEO elements that have to be migrated. Relocate page content, identify gaps in content, and set up analytics tracking for key events.
User Experience and User Acceptance Testing
Make sure there is adequate time to address any build concerns and incorporate SEO requirements.
Benchmarking, objectives and KPIs
Establishing benchmarks and KPIs will ensure the migration stays on the right track.
Monitor search engine indexes, rankings, and organic traffic levels, and check all tracking and if third-party scripts and tools are functioning as intended.
Our SEO Migration Process
Our SEO Migration Process
Migrations are a great opportunity to re-think or clean up your website’s SEO. We’ll invest time into understanding your unique challenges to enhance your search rankings where possible.
1: Audit & Planning
Audit & Planning includes:
- Review Google Analytics and Tag Manager for correct configuration.
- Map out objectives and devise a strategy to achieve them.
- Outline the scope of the migration, including mapping all URLs and redirects.
- Test the staging site to make sure there are no issues, together with reviewing the sitemap, wireframes, IA and silo structure.
Our Migration checklist includes:
- Review keywords, content, and export and review backlinks
- Verify internal linking structure and perform any fixes
- Check and test URL structure making sure the correct redirects are in place
- Check metadata and amend where necessary
- Benchmark the new site and do a rendering check
3: Post Build Migration
Our Post-Migration Checklist includes:
- Monitor search engine indexes, rankings, and organic traffic levels.
- Testing of key pages, sitemap, and usage on mobile
- Submission to Google for indexing
- Reviewing all redirects
- Check tracking and check any third-party scripts and tools to make sure they’re functioning
KLIQ has been responsive and proactive at working to provide real and workable digital solutions suited to our business. The demonstrated results through the marketing analytics dashboard, KLIQmetrics™, speaks volumes of the work we have done together. We have enjoyed working with KLIQ and would recommend them to other organisations.
Working with the team at KLIQ has made a positive impact to our online presence. Their content marketing is consistent, relevant and informative, and their marketing analytics dashboard, KLIQmetrics™, has been a useful tool for tracking and understanding the success of our digital marketing campaigns. As a result, we have been able to make informed decisions and have seen a positive impact on our overall brand awareness and lead generation efforts.
KLIQ has been our digital marketing partner for the past three years. They work with transparency and accountability while being collaborative in finding solutions and responding quickly to all enquiries. Their custom-built analytics dashboard, KLIQmetrics™, has provided us with useful and valuable insights into traffic movements and focus areas to improve. We’ve enjoyed a close and impactful partnership, and would recommend KLIQ as a partner.
KLIQ was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I enjoyed their passion for my business and attention to detail. The monthly reporting through the marketing analytics dashboard, KLIQmetrics™ and fortnightly catch-ups ensured accountability and we constantly kept pivoting to try new things.
Frequently asked questions
What is the role of SEO Migration services?
SEO migration services focus on preserving and optimizing SEO performance during a website migration. They ensure that critical SEO elements such as meta tags, content structure, URLs, and backlinks are properly migrated, minimizing the risk of negatively affecting organic rankings and traffic.
What happens if I don’t migrate all of my SEO elements properly?
Quite simply, you lose your SEO and organic rankings. SEO is based on all of your existing site structure, authority, content and metadata and if you don’t migrate them properly, it will hurt your ranking.
Can you perform a migration without losing SEO?
SEO migration is not an exact science and can be quite volatile. Even with proper planning and preparation, the risk of some loss of SEO exists. However, if there is any SEO loss, we have methods to help regain any SEO losses.
How long does a SEO migration usually take?
The duration of an SEO migration depends on how complex the migration is, size of the website, and the specific requirements. A simple migration may take not more than a week, while more complex migrations may take several weeks or longer to ensure a successful migration.
What sized migrations can KLIQ help you with?
Any size! Whether you have a large website with over 5,000 pages or a small business with a handful of product pages and some blog posts, we can do any size.
Can we retain all of our SEO backlinks when doing a site migration?
KLIQ performs a backlink audit first to clean up any broken or toxic backlinks. We then implement backlink redirects to your new domain which helps mitigate potential loss in Page Authority.
How long will SEO “dip” after a migration?
When everything goes according to plan, sites can still experience impact on organic traffic and rankings post-migration. This is because Google has to re-assess the new website content and design. Generally, sites experience a 10% drop for 4 to 6 weeks before bouncing back and larger sites may see a longer recovery time. Anything over a 20% drop in traffic causes us to investigate deeper.
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