You may or may not know, getting a top-level domain is important in making your blog more better and great. Sites like Google Adsense and Buy Sell Ads accept only sites which have custom domains. So, there are many chances that you would want to change your domain name but many people are scared to upgrade to a paid domain because they think that the domain might take their current traffic and the new domain would be left without any traffic or anything which will result in the wastage of your money. To make sure that you are not effected with the problem of less-traffic at your new domain, I have written this post which will guide you how to keep your traffic stable when you change your domain name.
1. Post an update on your previous site
This will help if your previous site is getting huge hits. Publish a new post informing and announcing to people that you have moved to a new domain. That’s it. Now, the visitors would see the update and would visit your site with the new domain. By chance they forget the new domain name, they can always visit the older one to see the new one. One thing you need to make sure, never delete the old domain name just after you set up the new one. Let the new one get famous and then you can take your actions you want to the old domain name.
Of course, if you are on blogger and after the domain change you are staying on Blogger or any top blogging platform, you have the opportunity of re-directing your free domain to the new one. You can also use the 301 redirection technique to re-direct your domain to the new domain if hosting on a new hosting. If you are unknown to 301 Redirection technique, you can hire an experienced person for yourself to do the required work. Even though you will lose a few bucks but it will result in your own good and that would be done without worries.
3. Promotion and Marketing
You can never take this step out of the list. Whenever you launch the new site, of course you need to tell it to your friends, family and the target audience. That’s when promotion and marketing comes into the play. You need to promote your new domain name with your friends wherever you want. Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ can help you a lot in these cases. Promote your new domain and you may get the same amount of visits that you got on your previous domain. The process is a little slow so you might have to wait a little for this tip to get in work.
Those were the three tips that will tell you how to keep your traffic stable when you change your domain name. Was this post helpful? What are your opinions about it? Do comment.
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