A travel and tourism company from Washington in the United States approached Virtina to address their eCommerce website's various requirements. Based in Seattle, the company is a dynamic marketplace that inspires travelers to create their ideal travel experience.
The reputed brand offers travelers connections to various local experts and guides. The client offers different pricing options, detailed itineraries, and a secure platform to book the best tour of their choice. The WooCommerce website is the ideal platform for travelers to book stress-free tours with confidence.
The client wanted to change their domain name. Once they registered the new domain on GoDaddy, they wanted the eCommerce experts in Virtina to transfer the webhosting to the new domain. In essence, move LINUX hosting with cPanel to the new domain. Furthermore, they even wanted us to move the SSL certificate to the new domain.
Not just this, the client requested us to move everything carefully so that they wouldn't lose any SEO juice in the process. They wished to redirect all traffic of the old domain to the new domain. The client wanted to keep one of the pages on the site active and visible. The one page would continue to show till all the work around the new domain was completed.
The active page was the blog page. Thus, any traffic was supposed to get deviated to the blog page. The rest of the website will not be visible to the public until all the technical and development work was carried out. The experts were also asked to fill out changes in the address form of Google Webmaster Tools.
The Woo experts at Virtina worked out all the redirects in a development environment with absolute care and precision. They tested the redirects from the old domain to the new domain. The experts here carefully set up 1:1 redirects to the new domain. Beyond this, they even worked out 301 redirects to the new domain name.
Furthermore, they submitted an old and new sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools. All the traffic to the earlier domain was now heading to the new domain. Not just that, the experts here also adjusted the backlinks and internal links everywhere. Beyond this, we even monitored the search engine to ensure that the new domain was being properly indexed.
As a result of submitting the old sitemap, whenever the search engines started crawling the old URLs, they detected the 301 redirects and changed their index accordingly. The new sitemap told the search engine about any new URLs absent in the old domain. The technical SEO work done by the experts in Virtina ensured that the client didn't lose much SEO juice when changing domains.
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