Who says redevelopment, says SEO migration
Do your new strategic objectives require that you revise your website? This type of change is the ideal opportunity for you to review your tree structure in order to improve the user journey and web indexing. Migration must then be thoroughly prepared before your website goes live.
Site tree structure
A well-designed tree structure is one of the most precious ingredients for successful web indexing. It essentially determines URL readability, simplifed destination page access for Google and can also form the basis for creating semantic kernels. An optimised tree structure can positively reinforce a site’s SEO thanks to:
- A consolidated user journey: the user finds the information he/she is looking for more easily and the journey is more pleasant.
- A lower bounce rate: the internaut is more likely to quickly leave a website he/she finds confusing.
- The possibility to see your sitelink appear in SERPs: if your structure is clear, these links will appear more easily in SERPS, whilst maximising visibility, browsing and click rates.
- Improved crawler performance: an understandable tree structure facilitates Google robot visits on more pages and at more complex depths, hence indexing associated content.
The migration process defines the passing of an existing website towards the new site. To avoid losing your SEO traffic during the move, it is essential that you correctly prepare the migration of each and every page. Thanks to a mapping plan, each page from the former version is redirected towards the corresponding page on the new version.
Publishing your new website
The final step in your site revision is to launch your new site, which coincides with the disappearance of the initial website. During publication, each former URL is tested to check that it correctly redirects to the appropriate page on the revised site or to the closest theme. For several weeks, it is recommended that you regularly control that the number of exploration errors is not increasing, for this would impact your web indexing.