What happens with the google search results when migrating from vBulletin 4 to XenForo

Abraham54

Active member
Hello all, I am Admin at NationaalComputerForum.nl and currently we use vBulletin 4.2.1.
I suggested to the owner of this forum to migrate to XenForo.

The owners thinks, that when migrating to XenForo, Google search results on original vBulletinlinks will give a 404 return.
The url will not be changed of course (this forum exists since 2001) and I think there may be a problem or not.

What is your experience by migrating from vBulletin about Google?
 

Rudy

Well-known member
As soon as 36 hours after I switched from vB3.7 to XF, I was already seeing our old threads with the new URLs in Google. And like Brogan says, redirection scripts (or even htaccess directives) can accomplish this.
 

Abraham54

Active member
Thank you both for these prompt and perfect answers; it makes me rethink to a sooner migration of my own forum to XenForo.
 

Pierce

Well-known member
Hello all, I am Admin at NationaalComputerForum.nl and currently we use vBulletin 4.2.1.
I suggested to the owner of this forum to migrate to XenForo.

The owners thinks, that when migrating to XenForo, Google search results on original vBulletinlinks will give a 404 return.
The url will not be changed of course (this forum exists since 2001) and I think there may be a problem or not.

What is your experience by migrating from vBulletin about Google?
When I switched I didn't consider a redirect for the old links.

However due to the amount of Google traffic it was a 5-10 min fix.

It's reasonable to consider recovery time but with a live active site it will be unnoticeable.

Also digital point posted that his traffic increase.
 
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