Replacing an existing site

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Hi Guys
I just finished publishing my first site w/ Yola and it went pretty well. I will be ready to launch my 2nd site this weekend. This site is replacing an existing earthlink site that has been up for years. is there any advice you guys can give on do,s and donts for replacing an existing site where the URL wont be chhanged. It already has desent google ranking and I dont want to screw that up.
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shannon conklin

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Hi there Shannon,
Unfortunately your site may take a slight knock when it comes to Google ranking but if your keywords and tags are the same (or similar) it will help to keep your ranking up. Your ranking will also increase over time and should attain the same level at which it was.

If you are using an existing domain you will need to configure it as follows:

You do this by creating A records (address record) to point to this IP address: "".

We have a tutorial outlining the steps to configuring your domain: Publish to a domain you already own.

For detailed instructions for a few specific domain registrars please click on this link: Domain Configuration with GoDaddy, & other domain registrars .

Once you've pointed your domain, watch a step-by-step video on how to publish your site using a domain you already own, please see: Publish to an external domain .

I hope this helps.