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    Maintaining Page Rank 4

    Hi there,

    I have a site which is about to go through a major redesign. This will be in 2 stages:

    1. A static Site with a new appearance and content
    2. A dynamic, member based site, fully managed through a CMS.

    I am about to put stage 1 in place but I wish to do this without having a negative impact on the site pagerank, which is currently at 4. Some points.

    Almost all the new url's will be different to the current url's.
    Almost all of the content will be replaced.

    I have every confidence that the stage 2 site should rank very well, theres plenty of great content, and plenty of great reasons for people to link to it. However, for now I am really just looking for any and all advice for managing these transitions without having a negative impact on the pagerank.

    Many thanks in advance

    Richard

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    You'll need to do a 301 redirect from the old URLs to the new URLs.

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    301 redirect would indeed be the solution and the Page Rank would remain the same, up untill the next PR update.

    We had our website redesigned completely 2 months back, and noticed drop in rankings. This naturally would happen with your website too.

    I wish you luck with reconstructing your Internet presentation.

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    thanks both,

    I realize its going to be impossible to keep exactly the same ranking, and a drop in rankings is pretty likely short term. However I'm just looking to do as little damage to the ranking as possible until the new content and site kicks in, where I'm confident that with a little extra work the ranking should actually increase from where it started at.

    Richard

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    301 is ok for your case.
    For more , adding more fresh contents.


    matt


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