Going To Wordpress. What to do with the old version?

Jorge Biquez jbiquez at ICSMX.COM
Fri Feb 14 11:22:04 EST 2014

Hello Lisa and Wesley.

Thanks for the time and comments.

We are following the advice.

Thanks a lot.!

Jorge Biquez

At 10:01 12/02/2014, you wrote:
>I am not expert, but as someone who has moved sites around and curious
>about SEO process, I have done a lot of digging. As you have come
>across, there seems to be discrepancies on what one should be doing vs
>what one is doing.
>Here is what I do. Hope this helps:
>1. I installed following WordPress plugins: All In One SEO Pack,
>Google XML Sitemaps, Broken Link Checker, and Redirection on all of my
>2. Pages that need/were moved were moved and redirects were set up via
>Redirection so those coming to the site via old bookmarks were going
>to the correct page and not the old page. This also helped with
>indexing with Google.
>3. The two above also helped correct broken links internally as stuff
>continued to get shifted and make sure everything is going to the
>right place.
>If you're planning on using content from the old static site in the
>new site, your first option listed is going to be frowned upon. My
>understanding is that it is similar to bombing a crawler because of
>the indexing of duplicate content, even if it is just one or two
>pages, so I would be leery on doing this.
>I would also be leery of doing option 3 because this is not 1998
>anymore -- plugins such as Redirection move people to the correct
>paths while keeping your content intact.
>I would suggest migrating your information from the static site over
>to the new site, create Redirection links from old to new, and make
>sure to use SEO guidelines and fill in All In One SEO Pack as much as
>humanly possible. Broken Link Checker can let you fix links on the fly
>that are broken and also you can do it in batches.
>I also found verifying your domain at various social networks
>(Pinterest, Google+, etc) will help in traffic and Page Ranking.
>Lisa M. Rabey | @pnkrcklibrarian
>An Unreliable Narrator: http://exitpursuedbyabear.net
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>On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 9:10 AM, Jorge Biquez <jbiquez at icsmx.com> wrote:
> > Hello all.
> >
> > I hope the following questions do not sound so stupid. I do not know what
> > could be the best answer.
> >
> > Finally we move to Wordpress. It is working fine we have some ideas to
> > implement in the future and we are studying for doing our own plugins,
> > following the advice on previous conversation here .
> >
> > We would like to be indexed and listed on search engines of 
> course with this
> > new version. Our old version of website was good indexed and we received
> > good traffic in it.
> >
> > Asking a couple of expert companies in SEO they  gave us different advice
> > but we are not sure what would be the best.
> >
> > 1) Leave old pages as they were and include a legend in each page telling
> > there is a new version and redirect to new main page after 20 seconds. That
> > way, they say, indexers, bot robots and search engines will still find us.
> >
> > 2) Start from a fresh and clean structure. Deleting all the old web pages
> > (they were static ones) . That way the index will be done only in new pages
> > only. It will create lot of "not found" errors but that will be the best
> > even when traffic will be almost zero at the beginning.
> >
> > 3) Leave old pages without redirection and only with a legend that there is
> > a new version and that users should go to new page.
> >
> > I am specially curious since it is a good exercise to learn more about how
> > search engines will do with our new web pages. Yes, I know there 
> are tons of
> > new web pages added daily and that now it is more difficult to 
> gain position
> > on search engines that's why I decided to ask for you advice.
> >
> > If You have done something simila. To move from static simple 
> html web pages
> > to a dynamic system like Wordpress or similar. What did you do with the old
> > version?
> >
> > Any other SEO tips to consider (free or not so expensive) to gain position
> > in search engines with the new website. Of course assuming you 
> have tags and
> > all recommend stuff in the new site?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for the time and comments.
> >
> > Jorge Biquez
> >
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