Professional Website Migration Services

Did you know that a website migration almost always results in the website losing traffic? Migrating a website to a new host is a complicated process. If a website migration isn’t handled perfectly, it can be disastrous. That’s where website migration services come in. SEO Design Chicago’s web design and development team can handle every aspect of migrating your website for you – without the headaches or lost traffic.

Our comprehensive website migration services include migrations to new hosting and platforms, SEO migrations, Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager migrations, and domain name migrations. Our team has handled plenty of website migrations for all different kinds of companies and sites over the years, and we are capable of handling these kinds of huge projects. SEO Design Chicago helps you through the website migration process with confidence, and the minimum amount of headaches and issues. 

What is Website Migration?

A website migration is the process when a website undergoes significant and substantial changes to its structure, URL, content, UX, design, or platform. For example, if you are updating the layout of your website to change the URL structure or moving your website to a new domain or content management system (CMS), you will require a website migration.

This means you might want to consider professional website migration services. SEO Design Chicago provides website migration plans and services for site owners who are unable or unwilling to manage such a large, complicated project on their own. 

What are the Main Reasons fora Website Migration?

There are a few reasons why you might need your website migrated. Some instances include when you are moving to another host or if you are upgrading your web hosting in order to add additional space or bandwidth and you need to move to a larger server. No matter the reason for your website migration, SEO Design Chicago can help make the transition as easy as possible on you. Our professionals migrate your site (or sites) for you and make sure that everything is working as it should, so you don’t lose clients, organic traffic – or any of your own time doing it yourself. 

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Do I need Website Migration Services?

If you need to move your website for any reason, you most likely need website migration services. If you do not know how to implement 301 redirects, use the Google Search Console to make sure the search engine is crawling and indexing your pages, check page speed, or how to create XML sitemaps, you will need our help!

What are the Risks of a Website Migration?

You might be wondering, “can I migrate a website by myself?” That depends on your level of expertise. A website migration can be a risky process if it is not handled properly by experts. A disastrous website migration can result in broken links, loss of content, large amounts of website downtime, and ultimately, a negative impact on traffic, conversions, and search engine rankings. That is why you need the professional help of the experts at SEO Design Chicago to help you with your website migration. 

What About Email?

Many clients are concerned about their email accounts during the website migration process. Don’t worry, because we have mastered email migration. We can handle it without losing any of your emails! 

Types of Website Migrations

No matter what type of website migration you need assistance with, SEO Design Chicago can help you. There are several different kinds of website migrations, including: 

  • Protocol: This involves changing your website protocol for HTTP to HTTPS
  • Subdomain: This changes your website from “yourwebsite.com” to “newsubdomain.yourwebsite.com.” 
  • Domain: This changes your website URL from www.domainname.com to www.newdomain.com
  • Top-Level Domain: This changes your website URL from a .com to a .org, .net, .edu, or vice versa. 
  • Content Management System: This involves moving your website from your current CMS to a new one. For example, you might move your website from WordPress to Umbraco.  
  • Redesign: This migration involves making modifications that can range from minor aesthetic updates, to changing your website’s layout, or even a full website revamp with major code and content changes.  
  • Structural: This kind of migration changes the website architecture or structure, which typically also means changing the flow of the website or the URL structure on which the website is built. 
  • Hybrid or Combination: Sometimes, you might need a website migration that involves a combination of multiple types of migrations, which is referred to as a hybrid or combination migration.

Various Website Migration Services at
Seo Design Chicago

Some website migration projects are large and others are small. At SEO Design Chicago, our website transfer service can manage any size project. Trust the experts when it comes to moving your website in any way, shape, or form, so that you don’t lose traffic or page value. We know that for many of our clients, one of their main concerns when it comes to website migration is the amount of downtime it may require for their website. That’s why our team handles your website migration as quickly and efficiently as possible during non-peak hours for your site. This ensures that you don’t lose out on traffic or frustrate visitors to your website. 

Our team tailors your migration to your exact needs. Not only are we experts in website migration services, but we are also continually updating and refining our processes as new trends, technology, and process advance. No matter the scale or size of your project, you can entrust it to SEO Design Chicago.

SEO Migration Services

The goal of any website migration is to move your website as quickly and efficiently as possible. This mitigates your SEO risk and reduces your website downtime during the process, which is a concern for many of our clients. We collaborate with our company’s SEO experts, who help us make sure all redirects are handled properly and all SEO best practices are being implemented on your website’s new home. SEO Design Chicago’s SEO migration services include a website migration plan that includes: 

  • A URL crawl of your current site and page inventory
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  • Comprehensive URL redirect mapping
  • Internal link updates
  • Page canonicalization 
  • Removal of duplicate content
  • Site move verification with both Google and Bing
  • Backlink updates
  • Ranking and visibility benchmarking
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Content Management
System Migration Services

No matter what content management system your website currently lives on and needs to be moved to, the SEO Design Chicago team can seamlessly migrate your current website to the new CMS of your choice. We are experienced in WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Umbraco, Merchello, DNN Software, and TYPO3, among other kinds of CMS. Our content management system migration services result in improved website performance and better user experience. Our CMS migration services include: 

  • Evaluating your current website
  • Preparing a CMS migration strategy 
  • An in-depth SEO best practices analysis 
  • Migration of your website design elements 
  • Importing content 
  • Testing your website functionality 
  • Reviewing your website
  • Launching your strategy

Web Hosting Migration Services

SEO Design Chicago also helps you migrate from one web host to another. For example, one of the most requested website migration services is migrations to or from WordPress. 

Our web hosting migration services include:

  • Helping you choose a new web host, if necessary
  • Creating appropriate backups of your website’s data
  • Importing your website to a new web hosting provider
  • Preventing downtime 
  • Implementing the migration process 
  • Updating your domain
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Domain Name Migration Services

Though a domain name migration can be a straightforward process, there are many things that can go wrong. Did you know that changing your domain name can be nearly as risky as migrating your entire website? It’s true. You could lose domain authority. Search engines use your domain and domain structure to help crawl your website and a dramatic change could confuse search engines and wreak havoc on your SEO ranking. SEO Design Chicago’s team uses a redirect strategy that helps guide search engines and transfer authority to your new domain. Our domain name migration services include: 

  • A comprehensive redirect strategy and URL mapping 
  • Consultation on best practice implementations 
  • Search engine crawler analysis 
  • Repairing your site navigation and internal links
  • Posting migration analysis and recommendations 
  • Troubleshooting any database areas

How Much Does It Cost to Migrate a Website?

We are unable to provide an estimate on the cost of migrating a website because this entirely depends on the scale and scope of your website and what kind of migration you are looking for. Please contact us to get an estimate for what our website migration services might cost for you. 

Why Choose SEO Design Chicago for Website Migration Services?

At SEO Design Chicago, our website migration service is individualized and customized for each client and each website. Ours is not a standardized process. We know that every website migration project is different. You can trust our web developers to professionally migrate your website and all necessary elements and content smoothly, safely, and effectively.

We also ensure that you don’t lose any of your SEO value on any of your web pages. Many companies who provide similar services don’t take this important step. We help you before, during, and after your migration. That’s why you should choose SEO Design Chicago to handle your website migration for you: because we are the best website migration service. 

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Develop Your Website Migration Plan Today

If you are embarking on the website migration process, contact the digital marketing experts at SEO Design Chicago today. We can help you plan and schedule your website migration, or simply tell you more about the process! If your goal is a successful website migration, we are the team to help you.

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