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Hello, My name is Ron Bauer, The first time I joined Wealthy Affiliate was in September 2014. In 2017, I left to fully focus on

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Search Engine Optimization

I'm about to register a website, but I'm not sure if a hyphen in the name will make the site more difficult to find

A dot com domain.

You can use leandomainsearch dot com, you input a word and it gives you another

And a godaddy valuation tool to find a memorable name.

I'd also use this site namecheckr.com to check if the name is also available on social media platforms.

However nowadays domains are not so affected by SEO vs writing quality rich content with good choice of keywords, latter of which would rank you in the search engines.

I would always go for a dot com domain name vs dot net or dot org as people's perceptions when they start typing they would typically assume it is a dot com. And make sure it is spelled correctly as it cannot be edited once purchased.

I would not include dashes and check if the domain is copyrighted, trademarked and ' or registered to an established business.

Thank you for your clear and helpful answer!
Ron

I see Diane has made a good suggestion. I know from a web surfing standpoint, sites with a hyphen I skip. I can remember goodpeanuts.com but good-peanuts.com can become confusing. I try to choose as fluid a .com I can find/get. Have fun with it.

Hi - it won't affect how Google ranks your site, but if you are thinking of using either of those domains because the .com is not available, it's not necessarily a good idea.

Hi Diana,
That's indeed the issue here. What would you prefer?

Neither, I would find an entirely different .com name.

If the .com you were thinking of is already registered, it may have a strong brand presence, with associated social media accounts.

Plus, you could lose traffic to the original domain name.

Ah! Thanks, very good point. I'll do more research on alternative names

I agree find a .com

Thanks!
I'll get back to the drawing board and do more research

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What would you prefer, a dot.com website name with a hyphen in the middle or a dot.net site without

What would you prefer, a dot.com website name with a hyphen in the middle or a dot.net site without

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Search Engine Optimization

I'm about to register a website, but I'm not sure if a hyphen in the name will make the site more difficult to find

A dot com domain.

You can use leandomainsearch dot com, you input a word and it gives you another

And a godaddy valuation tool to find a memorable name.

I'd also use this site namecheckr.com to check if the name is also available on social media platforms.

However nowadays domains are not so affected by SEO vs writing quality rich content with good choice of keywords, latter of which would rank you in the search engines.

I would always go for a dot com domain name vs dot net or dot org as people's perceptions when they start typing they would typically assume it is a dot com. And make sure it is spelled correctly as it cannot be edited once purchased.

I would not include dashes and check if the domain is copyrighted, trademarked and ' or registered to an established business.

Thank you for your clear and helpful answer!
Ron

I see Diane has made a good suggestion. I know from a web surfing standpoint, sites with a hyphen I skip. I can remember goodpeanuts.com but good-peanuts.com can become confusing. I try to choose as fluid a .com I can find/get. Have fun with it.

Hi - it won't affect how Google ranks your site, but if you are thinking of using either of those domains because the .com is not available, it's not necessarily a good idea.

Hi Diana,
That's indeed the issue here. What would you prefer?

Neither, I would find an entirely different .com name.

If the .com you were thinking of is already registered, it may have a strong brand presence, with associated social media accounts.

Plus, you could lose traffic to the original domain name.

Ah! Thanks, very good point. I'll do more research on alternative names

I agree find a .com

Thanks!
I'll get back to the drawing board and do more research

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Website Development & Programming
Updated

One of my sites will be maintained by another person how wants to move it away from WA

The same way as moving a site to WA, but then the opposite way

My opinion - someone who is going to maintain a website for you should know the process involved with migrating a site. They should be able to provide instructions and be part of the process.

How do i move a site to another provider?

How do i move a site to another provider?

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Website Development & Programming
Updated

One of my sites will be maintained by another person how wants to move it away from WA

The same way as moving a site to WA, but then the opposite way

My opinion - someone who is going to maintain a website for you should know the process involved with migrating a site. They should be able to provide instructions and be part of the process.

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Website Development & Programming
Updated

due to the too many redirects the site is no longer visible on the web.

I recently transferred the site to WA hosting

The most common misconfiguration that happened is when a user has incorrect URL in Site Address URL settings. For example, lets assume that your site’s url is http://www.sample.com and you go to Settings » General and set it to http://sample.com. I will suggest to keep your site url like this http://sample.com.

My site has too many redirects how to solve this?

My site has too many redirects how to solve this?

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Website Development & Programming
Updated

due to the too many redirects the site is no longer visible on the web.

I recently transferred the site to WA hosting

The most common misconfiguration that happened is when a user has incorrect URL in Site Address URL settings. For example, lets assume that your site’s url is http://www.sample.com and you go to Settings » General and set it to http://sample.com. I will suggest to keep your site url like this http://sample.com.

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Getting Started
Updated

I transferred my site to WA, I've set the DNS to WA, still my site doesn't show up.

I have wited 36 hours, still nothing.

I believe it can take up to 5 working days

Hey Loes,
They promised 24 hours...
Guess promises are easy to make.
Followed by a bunch of justifications.

Leuk je weer even te spreken :)

Hi Ron, nice to see you again too, when you don't trust it, you can always send in a support ticket

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Why can't I see my site?

Why can't I see my site?

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Getting Started
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I transferred my site to WA, I've set the DNS to WA, still my site doesn't show up.

I have wited 36 hours, still nothing.

I believe it can take up to 5 working days

Hey Loes,
They promised 24 hours...
Guess promises are easy to make.
Followed by a bunch of justifications.

Leuk je weer even te spreken :)

Hi Ron, nice to see you again too, when you don't trust it, you can always send in a support ticket

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