Will I lose my spot in the search rankings if I rebuild my website on the new platform?

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My small business consistently comes up 5th in local search rankings, right behind larger businesses that pay for their spots.  I am concerned that I will lose my incredibly good  ranking when I rebuild my website.  Is that possible?
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Hello Mindy2336

It is likely that your ranking would initially drop. How fast you regain that position would depend on how well the website is built on the new system and any SEO you put on the site.  (Keep any content that is helping you rank, don't change URLs that are ranked well, turn on "hide from search engines" on your site while you are testing it, make sure to put good page titles and descriptions) It would be an improvement for your site, so better for SEO in the long run, since this is a more updated system and is responsive.

It is recommended to have a professional take care of it for you, just so the transition is as seamless as possible, so if you want I can have someone call you about design, just so you can see what that would look like. What would be a good time for someone to contact you to chat about your site?

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