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(Entry was posted by theleadertt on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Wednesday, April 1, 2015).

Old meta data

I have a 10 year old domain. but ugly site witch has good rankings and a not ranked domain but pretty site 3 years old, same business.i am moving pretty site to the old ranked domain.I have collated all of the titles, descriptions and keywords from my
old site witch has good ranking. My concern is that they are all identical. There is new meta
data in the new version of the site. I personally feel that coupling the
new meta data (which is unique to the page) with the age of the domain,
you will fair better by not putting the old meta data in. What are your
thoughts on this? Thanks.HELP.....

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  • theleadertt: I have a 10 year old domain. but ugly site witch has good rankings and a not ranked domain but pretty site 3 years old,same business.i am moving pretty site to the old ranked domain.I have collated all of the titles, descriptions and keywords from my
    old site witch has good ranking. My concern is that they are all identical. There is new meta
    data in the new version of the site. I personally feel that coupling the
    new meta data (which is unique to the page) with the age of the domain,
    you will fair better by not putting the old meta data in. What are your
    thoughts on this? Thanks.HELP.....
  • Michael Cloke: I would be more concerned about page titles and content than meta data. However, it makes sense to move forward as you describe, especially if meta description is unique to each page.
  • theleadertt: Thanks Michael. The guy doing the switch for me has. Taken a full backup of the original site (zipped up)
    Created the list of 301 redirects ready to go into the site
    Changed the absolute paths in the html to referential paths
    Changed the year in the footer.Is there anything else we should be doing to try to keep the ranking .he is not sure. And I don't have a clue.Could you elaborate on your previous reply.What should happen re the unranked domain once the site is moved.
  • PromozSEO: I wouldn't have changed the page titles if they are unique and relevant but you can re-write the meta descriptions but don't forget to include the main search terms. No need to put the meta keywords, Google stopped counting them long ago.
    Absolute URL structure is better than relative URL structure from SEO standpoint.
    Can include canonical tags as well.
  • theleadertt: Hi Michael, thank you so much for taking the time,your advice is very much appreciated.

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