Effect on SEO when doing a "Total Replace" of a website
Posted on 2013-08-28
Hi All - I need to wipe out an old site that has decent traffic, and replace it with a new site on that same Domain Name, possibly hosted elsewhere, and possibly using WordPress. Can anyone offer some guidance to minimize the hit on SEO, for example:
* If JUST the site's IP Address changes, as in transferring to a new Hosting Company, will that effect it's SEO?
* Is there a way to tell Google that the site is still "mine", for example, like you can tell Google with a 301 Perm redirect that you have changed Domain Names?
* In general, is the use of WordPress these days going to hurt the SEO?
Any other comments are appreciated before we ReDesign & ReSubmit
via Google Webmaster for another look.