I currently have a site on this adress - http://mixningochmastering.se/ (for my music mixing and (mostly) mastering business).
However, I want to start using a completely new adress (http://masteringsbyrån.se/)* and I have built a new site there (not quite finished though). Eventually I will also have an english version of the site on http://themasteringbureau.com
Now, of course I want to “phase out” the old address over the next year or so. How do I do that in the best way in your opinion? I know there are a lot of web Jedi masters around here, so your advice is greatly appreciated. I know there is this thing called a “301 redirect” (saw it in my ISP’s server UI) but I don’t know if that’s the right way to go. How is SEO impacted by the different ways to redirect visitors?
Also - is there any good way in Sparkle to sort of throw up a splash screen that says “we’ve moved” or something like that, and then automatically after 5 sec send them on their way to the new site? Good or bad idea? What’s the professional way of doing an operation like this?
*The site address includes the swedish letter “å” (pronounced like the french “eau”) so I hope it works for you guys to click on it. Not sure how that will work.
All the best from Stockholm,