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Migrating existing blog as member blog harmful for google page ranks ?

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    We are trying to migrate a few very popular blogs under buddypress.

    They enjoy a good google page rank & hence generates revenues for authors.

    They want to migrate with their existing URLs as member blog URLS

    But they fear that duplication of data may result in Loss of google rank..

    Can anyone advise me on this.. ?

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  • Have you searched google’s webmaster site to see if they have any FAQs about this? I’m sure it is something that people run into often.

    Avatar of r-a-y


    If at all possible, use 301 redirects for the old blogs so they redirect over to the new blogs.

    Easiest way would be to use the same style of permalink structure and using a RewriteRule in your .htaccess file.

    If this sounds like jargon, look up each term on Google!

    I think the hardest thing will be actually migrating the blogs.

    Depending on the blogging system you’re migrating from, this could be a challenge!

    If the old blogs use WordPress, you could get away with using a database export or by using Ron Rennick’s excellent Advanced Export plugin.

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