Hello All.
When I first started here I set up a MMO site. It only has a few posts on it, then I stopped with it and set up a Health and wellness instead that I have been working on.
I’m thinking of going back to the mmo niche but with a new domain name. As I have not posted on the mmo for 7 months will the site be classed as new or 8 months old? Hope that makes sense 😊

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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus Featured Comment
If you are happy with your domain name, then it is as the others have said, you do not need to change it. However, if you want to change it, then no, it will not affect anything for a young site such as this. You can just use the Move feature within SiteManager to migrate all of the content and settings over etc. Then continue where you left off, but under the new name.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thank you very much my friend.
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Isaiah14 Premium
I went to through a domain name change earlier this year, Lisa, using the Move option, because my content was going in a different direction and I didn't choose a good domain name when I first started. I've spoken to others here who've had the same experience with their original domain names. 👍

Isaiah 😊
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thank you very much Isiah. My name is not good.
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Joes946 Premium
No need to do anything. I did it.
Joe
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thanks Joe.
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Joes946 Premium
Always.
Joe
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DaveBuckley Premium
Hi Lisa. I agree with the answer below. Hope it works out for you.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thank you very much for stopping by
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Lisa,

There is no need to purchase a new domain name. If you do it will not improve your ranking ability it would be better to use the domain name that is already indexed by the search engines (it's ranked already).

Once your website has been indexed that will keep your website within the search engines data banks, so even if it sat for 5 years it would still have a very very low SERP. However, the search engines might not even crawl your website that often (they are looking for the newest and freshest material to their ranking programs).

There is no penalty for not working on a website. Unfortunately, though, the search engines will drastically reduce your website's ranks due to inactivity.

Moreover, once you start adding material and they crawl that new material; the search engines will automatically re-rank your website and as long as you keep adding new material your SERP should improve accordingly.

I would suggest, that you first update any existing material on your website, request for a crawl, then start adding new material to the website. Additionally, I would request for a second crawl, after the first one is completed and you submit new material (the reason for the new crawl) too.

Hope this helps,

Calvin
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
Thank you very much my friend. Yes it helps a lot. 😊
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Thanks for that detailed explanation as it was useful knowledge for me too.
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arlowa Premium
Hi Calvin, how do you ask for a ‚crawl‘ - on Google search console?
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Geoffrey,

I am glad to hear that my comment has helped more than just one person, it is humbling to hear such news.

Thank you for letting me know,

Calvin
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Calvinator63 Premium
You are welcome

If you need any more help, don't hesitate to ask!

Calvin
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Drea,

I do believe, if my memory serves me right, Kyle explains this process in level 3, lesson 9. if Kyle does not explain it in that lesson, then Jay aka Magistudios does in this live event recording:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/classes/beginner-s-guide-to-google-analytics

If you don't understand after watching the videos please PM me and iI will create some screenshots showing you how.

(It's pretty easy really)

:-)

Hope this helps,

Calvin
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ManieT Premium
Thanks for the details that's very helpful for me too.
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