301 Redirect Question – Urgent

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    I am moving a WordPress.com blog to a different platform, but transferring the blog posts will take time so we’ve decided to repurpose them for future posts. We don’t want to lose the search engine rankings for the site. Will the 301 Redirect work and save rankings if it doesn’t have exact posts to redirect to? Are there screenshots of the 301 Redirect process?

    Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated!

    The blog I need help with is decorandyouhr.wordpress.com.

    #719801

    airodyssey
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    Hi. Is this what you are talking about?
    en.support.wordpress.com/site-redirect/

    #719803

    mandaleebee
    Member

    Well yes, that is the correct 301 Redirect mentioned, but as you can see there is not very specific information provided that answers the questions above. (re: losing page rankings for blog posts if they haven’t been transferred to the new domain/hosting yet)

    Any additional information will be greatly appreciated.

    #719805

    timethief
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    We don’t want to lose the search engine rankings for the site. Will the 301 Redirect work and save rankings if it doesn’t have exact posts to redirect to?

    The page rank and the authority earned by the original URLs belongs to those URLs. If one does not purchase a site redirect or domain mapping then every one of those links will be broken and return a 404 (page not found) when visitors click them. If we do purchase them then our visitors are seamlessly directed between URLs. Within a 4 – 6 month period of time, all things considered, the new site URLs will be re-indexed and the result will be the same authority and same page rank.

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