Ensuring a smooth migration for your website when a key element changes is critical for maintaining your organic visibility in Search Engine’s such as Google and Bing.
With our background and experience in SEO we have a strong understanding of the steps required to migrate your website with a minimal disruption to your users and on your traffic.
A short rule of thumb is that the more elements involved, especially around URL structure, the more risky the migration is, however with correct redirect mapping and management a lot of risk can be offset.
A classic analogy for Website Migrations are that it’s like moving home, and it is surprisingly accurate.
You may be moving into a different type of home altogether (Content Management System), you will need to move your possessions or throw them out (web pages) and you will most likely need to redirect your mail for the foreseeable future (your URLs).
And just like when you move house, you can do it yourself but sometimes it’s easy to pay the experts to do the heavy lifting for you.
That’s where Terza Digital come in.
Here are the most common types of Web Migration we have encountered.