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Last Update: October 29, 2013

Hi everyone,

I have started a new website http://Allaboutcrohnsdisease.com

This is a better domain name for what I want to do. Im not sure what to do about http://zoubt.com

Can I just clear all the pages and posts and start from scratch? I have an idea for a new site.

Or do I have to just sell the domain. I don't want to just leave it there abandoned lol.

Any ideas. Do I unregister it from google? I havn't a clue.

I'm much more comfy with the new site. Time to knuckle down again. Thanks guy's

Judy@allaboutcrohnsdisease.com

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Oriol Premium
Thank you for following me back! I wish you health and good luck with your website in 2014!
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nancykaye Premium
That's a great idea. I hope we get there soon.
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nancykaye Premium
Hi Judy,

Your new website looks very good. The name will get you more visitors as they will be searching these points.

I'm now in a similar situation to you. I moved from Florida to Northern Alabama. I now have no income and my husband and I are living with his brother in a very rural setting. Still I'm glad we made this change.
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Angelsway Premium
Hi there nancy, I havnt been around for a while, but im back ready for the new yr again. I wish you luck in your new home. Hope your site is going well for you.
They tell us that our economy is improving here? We will see. Thank you for your comments. I would love to say, lets meet for coffee. When we have made out millions......
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SpecsShorts Premium
Wow Judy! Just glanced over your Crohns site...haven't really read anything yet, just glanced at it for a 1st impression kind of thing. Must say I am impressed and you did the perfect step of picking a niche you are passionate about... Great Job!! I've got a lot to read that you have posted so I can catch up and I am looking forward reading your site. My ex has anxiety disorder and the same problems dealing with bathroom breaks from the emotional aspect.
As far as you zoubt site...the domain name is yours as long as you keep renewing it. Yes, you can certainly start from scratch...new theme or anything. [just peeked at zoubt site and looks like you've already wiped whatever you had].
Damn!! Just realized I missed tonight's wabinar!! Crap! They are recorded but the live ones are always more informative...little tidbits and all that.
Anyway, Judy, Looks like you are doing fine. Couple very minor spelling/typo errors of no real significance...in fact, sometimes that can work in your favor as it wakes people up...as long as it doesn't get too crazy. I see gross errors on MANY guru and product sites so I am starting to conclude they are doing it on purpose for some reason.
See ya around kiddo!!
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Angelsway Premium
Cheers kind sir. Zoubt is going to be reborn. Into what, im not sure yet, but , watch this space.....
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mikpj Premium
This site looks very nice and clean. You could rewrite your articles from zoubt.
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Angelsway Premium
Yes I think it was nice to rewrite. Starting to get a little bit better at this writing thing.
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mikpj Premium
Good for you cuz i still am bad at it.
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DoubleTap Premium
Hiya Judy, I would just say what Pat said about the menu and also just guard against duplicate content. Sure does look good... nice job, Judy!!!
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Angelsway Premium
Thanks. I have deleted all the content in zoubt. Just looking forward to working on both sites now. Thank you
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DoubleTap Premium
I sure wish there was a way to bring the comments over too. There were some great ones there!
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oilean Premium
Looks great Judy - best of luck with it! Carolyn
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Angelsway Premium
Thanos Carolyn. Hope you gettingbon well! Judy
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AnneS Premium
Hi Judy, it might be just a matter of personal perception, but I tend to steer clear of domains like allaboutcrohndisease dot com when I see them in search. If you ask me, zoubt dot com is a better option. It sounds like a brand, not spam.

Also Google is getting increasingly strict about exact match domains (EMDs). There've even been an EMD update in summer when lots of domains like yours - with keywords - lost their rankings.

From the SEO viewpoint, keywords in a domain name is just one of hundred factors that influences your online presence, so don't be that much focused on keywords in a domain name.

Since you now have both anyway, and you're keen on developing (1) allaboutcrohndisease dot com and abandoning (2) zoubt dot com, here's what I would do. Don't copy your articles from (2) to (1). They've already been indexed and you'll have duplicate content, which will harm you. The only thing you can do if link out from (2) to (1) from a couple of pages that rank high for some great keywords or bring traffic.
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Angelsway Premium
Thank you. I don't have that problem yet because non of them are ranking anyway lol. Judy
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SpecsShorts Premium
The way I heard it, EMDs while at one time did help, they are now neither much of a help nor hindrance...that the subject and content are what help and an EMD is ok if the content supports it. Besides, what else are you going to call Crohn Disease than Crohn Dusease?
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georama Premium
Wish you all the luck.
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Angelsway Premium
Thank you so much. Second time round. You know what they say. If you don't succeed at first. Try, try, and try again!
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georama Premium
By now you must believe that almighty is with you.Making you stronger and experienced. Be blessed.Have time pl visit godsblessings.in n leave your comment.
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nancykaye Premium
Hi Judy,
This looks very good and the name is clear. People who have Chron's Disease will get to it when they search.

The only thing I think could be improved is that it starts with vitamin D. I think you want to start with Chron's disease. That's why they came. You need to make a statement that shows you are an authority by having dealt with it successfully or something like that.

I didn't see your about me.Maybe it's there. But just like you start an article by having the keyword in the first paragraph, the site should have the keyword upon arrival.
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Angelsway Premium
About me is there now he he. I put it off for a while because I hate talking about myself. But I know I need to do that in order to conect with my future Audience hopefully. This time round I am making sure I insert good keywords. I think I got lost the last time. I knew I had put my keywords in, but when I went back I couldn't remember what they were and where I put them
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Angelsway Premium
Nancy, I suffer from a very bad short term memory because of years of B12, Iron deficiency's.Also a lot of Damage was done from having so many heavy Anesthetics. Some of my surgerys, well two actually lasted over eight hours. No wonder I was depressed He He. It drives me mad sometimes because no matter how many times I read an instruction, it just won't stay in my brain. Anyway, thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Judy
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Clenderfoot Premium
I would keep it and transition it into your new idea.
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Angelsway Premium
Thanks I will
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skiergal Premium
Judy great site. You may want to limit the number of pages in your menu so it is only one bar thick. With the other pages put them as sub-pages of some of your main pages. This tutorial when give you more information on how to do this https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/wordpress-for-beginners
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Angelsway Premium
Thank you for that. I didn't realise that there were sub-pages. Whoops I must have missed that. Thank you again.
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alexander11 Premium
Excellent website and informative - also pickup on a few good pointers of the importance of Vitamin D. Thanks!
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Angelsway Premium
Thank you so much Alex. I'm looking forward to seeing your site when it's up and running. Judy
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Animate Premium
That is a much better domain name, direct to the point, no zoubt. Recycling your old site, since you have an idea for it, seems to be the answer.

I admire the clean, fresh appearance of your site and the way you have used website tools - I can see that I have a long way to go with my site in getting 'just so'. I do have more comments about your site, but don't know if you are looking for that kind of feedback here (I agree with pcook410 re menu). If you are, please let me know. The main thing, because I used to do a lot of proofreading I immediately see spelling and grammatical errors - and there are quite a few on your first page. The good news - there are ways around it.
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Angelsway Premium
Yes please I need all the help I can get. I appreciate the offer of advice. Judy
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Animate Premium
There are many positives on your site, you've put a lot of work in to it, done a great job (I wish I'd progressed as far). Accolades are great, but won't help improve your site.
Now I'll get picky ....
* Spelling is not everyone's strong point, but it is mine. I think it is important if you are writing on a plublic domain as it affects the 'professionalism' of your site.
May I suggest that you write your content in MSWord, or such like, where most spelling and grammatical errors will be caught, and then copy and paste on to your site. (I'm too new to know whether there is an editor on board WordPress that will do this.)

Many people use 'your' for the contraction of 'you are', which is incorrect - it should be 'you're' . The word 'your' is possessive - 'your site', 'your hat' - not 'your welcome to ...'. Unfortunately these types of errors are not caught by my editor - you just need to be aware of the context in which you use the word.
Also 'there' (over there) and 'their' (their site, hat) are often used in the wrong context.

* First reaction on opening the site was the desire to centre the heading, rather than have it off to the right (my sense of balance).

* I would prefer an opening, introductory, static, page, perhaps a welcome, a brief overview of what the site is about and how it relates to your journey with Crohns. This is my taste/my preference and not necessarily yours, of course. Your site opens with news about Alzheimer's Disease (although you say very little about it), Vit D, Cancer, Depression, etc. - rather confusing I thought.

I'll be airing my site soon and it will be your turn to get stuck into it ;o)
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LDBridges Premium
Great site Angelsway. Keep up the great work. Very professional.
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Angelsway Premium
Thank you so much. I will. Got my groove back at last phew!
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pcook410 Premium
I like your new site, Judy. It is very professional looking. The information was clear and consise, too, which made it easier to read. My only suggestion is to reconsider your menu framework. It looks like your articles will each have pages of their own. This may get pretty crowded at the top. Perhaps putting all of your articles in a rolling blog on your start page and having them also grouped under your categories as submenu items would make it easier to understand. Just make sure you have categories to cover all the areas you might want to write about. Not too many, though. Think big categories.

Just a suggestion. You will need to organize it the way it makes the best sense to you.

Pat
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Angelsway Premium
Ha Ha, would you believe it pat, I was just looking at the new site and for once I spotted that all on my own Ha Ha. I must be learning something after all. Thank you for you critique. Judy. Hope your well pat!
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Caden Premium
Judy, you could redirect your old domain name to your new website. If you want to do that create a support ticket and they will sort it out for you. They were very helpful to me when I did the same thing. Cheers, Caden
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Angelsway Premium
Thank you Caden. Yes I have had to submit one or two support tickets and they were brilliant. Judy
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Josh Perks Premium
I think there are a few options. You can sell it as is for the domain, build it up a bit then sell it for the site. Park it, which seems to involve putting up some google ads sort of things on it. Unsure the process but it might pay for its self if enough people are looking for it and click. No idea but seems better than just leaving it doing nothing. Or you could just let the registration lapse I guess. Probably have to check with the co. you registered with to check if they roll-over your payment or if you have to actively renew it.

Or you could hold on to it and come back to it at a later date. I think its fairly brandable and an interesting name.
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Angelsway Premium
Thank you josh. I have copied and pasted and then tweeked the articles that I wanted to keep. I'm wondering if I could delete the content and then maybe promote WA etc as I do like the name. Thanks again josh.
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