A Plan for when Changing your Domain Name
launching a new site design, changing your directory
structure, or - gasp - changing your domain name, your
site traffic and search engine rankings will, in one way
or other, be affected.
The most significant of these changes is changing a site's domain name. I'm not going to write about whether you should or shouldn't - that's an article in itself - but will write under the presumption that you have already decided to go ahead with this change.
The key to performing this change is preparation. A carefully thought through plan of action will, in the end, make the difference between a successful changeover and one that, well, crashes.