Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Pim Sandra on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, June 6, 2019).

Switching from Wix to Wordpress

Does it matter to SEO if I change from Wix to Wordpress?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Jim Munro: Your happiness index will rise.
  • Pim Sandra: what does it mean?
  • John Lee: mai tung wa WP dee gwah WIX
  • Jim Munro: Pim Sandra It means that it`s not possible to properly optimise a Wix site because of the way they code it whereas, with a WordPress site, you at least have a reasonable chance.
  • Pim Sandra: Ohh thank you
  • Naveen Kapoor: WordPress works better
  • Pim Sandra: Will I lose rankings if I change the from Wix to WordPress?
  • Naveen Kapoor: yes it will effect
  • Pim Sandra: Thank you for answering me
  • James Fuller: it may affect but that doesn`t mean you will lose rankings. Your rankings will be affected mostly if you change the content and structure of your website. WordPress is searchable by search engines.
  • Pim Sandra: Thank you! That helps me a lot
  • Pri Kruijen: You`ll see some ranking fluctuations when you change your website over, however, I`d avoid doing it this week as there`s a core Google algorithm happening.
  • Pim Sandra: Thank you so much!
  • Rishi Lakhani: Yes it matters massively! You will finally be able to do real SEO on your site
  • Pim Sandra: Thank you!
  • James Fuller: WIX is not friendly on some browsers especially work browsers. WordPress has many free SEO plug ins although paid gives you more features. Some themes come with SEO built in.
  • Hanan Musafia: One important thing you need to do is to redirect all your old urls to your new WordPress urls.
    You have plugins that can help with that
  • Robyn Hewitt: Roxanol
  • Abhishek Deshpande: Lot will affect.

    1. Your Website Performance
    2. SERP

    Make sure you maintain Same URL`s & Don`t Use h1, h2 more than once on Page.
  • Pim Sandra: Thank you
  • Justin Mager: Yes your doing a site migration. Redirecting is very important.
  • Pim Sandra: Sure!
  • Lisa Brown: I migrated a site from Wix to WordPress 2 1/2 weeks ago, their rankings are already improving. We did redirects for every URL on the original Wix site, added schema, in addition to brand new longer content.
  • Kwame Ofori: What about weebly?
  • Jim Munro: Others might disagree , but I think considering Wix/Weebly is a little like contemplating jumping from a Cliff/Tall Building. Both are OK until the pain begins.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, June 6, 2019).

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