Website Migration SEO

Brands have cost themselves huge sums of money, caused massive drops in visibility and, in some cases, caused unrecoverable damage to the brand by failing to properly consider SEO during a migration. Done well, and with proper preparation and execution, a successful migration can reduce the negative impact of migration and set your brand up for success in the future.


What is website migration SEO?

In short - it’s about making sure you get to your destination without any loss of visibility or technical issues that could impair progress on your new site. This involves developing a thorough understanding of your current site, mapping your site structure and then implementing the necessary redirects (and remapping any old redirects) to make sure everything goes to plan.

While this can be overlooked by brands keen to make a move to a beautiful new website, every image, every page, every tag and category is a unique URL that will need to be, if not recreated on the new site, then at least be catered for in a plan to make sure the user experience is maintained, that people and algorithms can properly understand both content and navigation, and that you are ready to hit the ground running once the site is launched.

What website migration SEO can do for your business

The benefits of website migration SEO can be placed in three timed phases:

  • Short term: - in the short term, it allows brands to resolve underlying issues with their present site so that they are not replicated on their new site.
  • Medium term: - in the medium term, proper migration SEO mitigates losses, of visibility, of revenue, of customer trust.
  • Long term: - the long term benefit is a multiplier placed on future efforts. By making sure your new site is in line with industry best practice, your future SEO efforts will all have a solid foundation to build upon, making it easier to improve organic performance and revenue.

Our website migration SEO service

Thoroughness is at the heart of a good website migration - and our migration specialists have carried them out between all major platforms, developing the knowledge and experience to make sure your move delivers minimal disruption to your visibility and solid SEO foundations to build on. While our dedication to Shopify means you’ll never need to worry about achieving the best move to the platform, we’ll also (if you ask nicely) oversee faultless moves to other platforms.

Our website migration masters

Our team of migration experts take great pride in the post launch performance of our clients, overcoming challenges, performance issues, and delivering results. With decades of combined experience, nerves of steel and a genuine passion for SEO, they make migration magic happen.

Kerry Mullin Director of Organic Search
Jake Pittman Technical SEO Manager
Daniel Bee Technical SEO Lead

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Let's embark on this journey together! Drop us a line today, and let's make sure your move is more than maintenance - let’s make it the foundation of your future success.