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(Entry was posted by Steven �abraxi-taxi� Ciccantelli on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Monday, December 28, 2015).

Issues to be aware of when rebuilding old site

I am having my website redone to spruce it up a bit.I will be using the same domain.Are there any issues I need to be aware of?
Site usually 1st or second, will Google penalize me or will my site still remain relatively unscathed?
Any tools I should use to make sure new WP site is up to snuff? Thank you as usual!

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  • Steven �abraxi-taxi� Ciccantelli: I am having my website redone to spruce it up a bit.I will be using the same domain.Are there any issues I need to be aware of?
    Site usually 1st or second,will Google penalize me or will my site still remain relatively unscathed?
    Any tools I should use to make sure new WP site is up to snuff? Thank you as usual!
  • Suraj Gadage:  ; ;to save you the hassle, here's a quick checklist items for you to ensure you successfully launch new re-designed website

    Google won't penalize you if you are re-designing your website. However, If you don't follow the best practices for website redesign (such as redirects, 404 errors, etc.) then you might lose SEO visibility in search results after new website launch.

    Hope this helps!
  • Steven �abraxi-taxi� Ciccantelli: ​ it will thank you.
  • Dave Elliott: as long as the url structure and content isnt changing rankings shouldnt change much
  • Steven �abraxi-taxi� Ciccantelli: ​ just being cleaned up a bit and fixing some social media buttons adding a video but think using WP 4.4 and just and a just a few additional items.Should that rel "publisher" be added and is woorank a decent way to judge a site?
  • Steven �abraxi-taxi� Ciccantelli: Oops had a pm trying to do to much at one time and still working.
  • Jim Munro: From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:15:40 into the YouTube video:

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  • Steven �abraxi-taxi� Ciccantelli: So thank you everyone at dumb SEO ​ and ​ and everyone else.
    At least I should have control of my website now and the social media buttons will be fixed.Mobile site will be more user friendly and faster.
    I will just have to wait and see but the difference between 1st and 2nd are huge.
    Binghoo is worth the extra effort IMHO for the service we provide.
  • Micah Fisher-Kirshner: Best of luck !

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