We are developing a new version of an existing website using a temporary domain pointing to brand new hosting.
Once the client is happy, we will launch the new website and this will replace the current website.
This website has been in existence for a quite some time so ideally I would like to be able to help preserve the search engine position.
Usually I've used 301 redirects in .htaccess file to achieve this by redirecting for example from the root directory to a separate folder but this is not possible in this instance as the hosting is completely different.
I have two questions:
- Is this possible to do with a WordPress website?
- If this isn't possible, will this adversely affect the search engine position of the new website as compared to the old website
If anyone could shed any light or give any suggestions, it would be much appreciated.