SEO Friendly Domain Migration (Checklist)
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Check the new domain’s backlink profile, domain age, authority, whois and ip changes. Incomplete
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Update WHOIS information on the new domain to be exactly the same as the information found on the current domain.
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Verify both domains with Google Search Console.Incomplete
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Do a site crawl. Save a list of all internal pages and redirects on the current domain.Incomplete
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Download a list of “Your most linked content” in Google Search Console.Incomplete
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Download a list of Top 10% Most Linked Pages in AhrefsIncomplete
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Download the error reports in Google Search Console.Incomplete
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Create a list of redirects for the URLs in the error report.Incomplete
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Take note of the total number of indexed pages from the sitemap and from the Google IndexIncomplete
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Download a list of external links to the site.Incomplete
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Review all brand accounts/assets (Google, Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc)Incomplete
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Create a new XML sitemap for the new domainIncomplete
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Stop all site changesIncomplete
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