Hi lovely WAers, I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday.

I recently bought a new domain that is more appropriate for my niche site.

Before I switch names, I would like to know if there is any risk of losing all the indexing and rankings that I have now in the old domain.

Do you recommend switching domains, and what are the risks?

And if yes, is this a hard job to do, as I´m not technical.

Thanking you in advance. Cheers! Marisa

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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, Chyrstopher and Vitaliy got you covered.
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Caruana Premium
Hi Abie
Thank you for your comment. Cheers!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Excellent answers for you here, Marisa!

Jeff
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Caruana Premium
Hi Jeff
Thank you for your comment.
Have a nice day.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
You're very welcome, and have a GREAT new week!

Jeff
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Caruana Premium
Gracias, to you too!
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JeffreyBrown Premium
De Nada! 😎
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
Hi Marisa, there is an easy move process if you're moving a siterubix website to your own domain: And your rankings should recover quickly. Long term, it is the best move.
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Caruana Premium
Hi Vitaliy.
Many thanks for your advice.
It is not a siterubix site. I did transfer a siterubix to my domain once and that was easy.
This is a new domain replacing an old one.
Good to know that rankings can be recovered, hopefully!
Good day.
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
Ah ok. Then I would recommend keeping the domain. Switching domain names (both which you purchased) is an annoying process of moving a lot of files and letting the site support do most of it (if it's done here). It's a process, and I would honestly try to avoid it if possible.
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Caruana Premium
Ok, thanks for your advice. I understand it is not worth the hassle. Good day.
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
No problem!
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
If you use the Move button inside SiteManager, it will place a Redirection from the old domain name to the new domain name. The search engines will pick up on this and index the new pages, usually, the same as they were before, however, the domain name is part of the ranking algorithm, so the name of it could work for/against you, and depending on how old the previous domain name was, you might lose the domain age value. Remember to also update GSC etc with the new name. And if you have shared your links around, make sure to go and update those backlinks, or leave the redirection in place for as long as possible. Generally speaking though, no, it shouldn't impact you too much, and it's an easy process.
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Caruana Premium
Good morning Chrystopher
Many thanks for your detailed information.
I'd think twice about switching then, as I have shared links everywhere. Cheers!
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Newme202 Premium Plus
Hi
I've recently bought a new domain and redirected my old one to that domain

It took a week or less for my new domain to be indexed by Google

It wasn't hard and it didn't involve anything technical

I hope that make sense
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Caruana Premium
Hi Simone
Thank you for the information.
What about the old posts, did they get the same ranking as in the old domain?
Cheers!
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