Transferring a Site to Wealthy Affiliate
Yesterday I blogged about an old website that I hadn't touched in two and a half years.
Everything was out of date and it only had 10 blog posts.
But it was still on Page 1 Position 1 in Bing and on Pages 2 and 3 in Google, showing that website age is an important ranking factor.
So I decided to bring it over to WA and see if I could resurrect it.
Transferring a website from one platform to another is sometimes less than perfect, so I just wanted to let everyone know that I followed this training
and it worked perfectly, with this one caveat:
The backup that I took on the original site worked really quickly and created a file 220 MB in size.
When I went to restore the backup to my freshly created, empty WA site, I got the message that the file was too large to upload.
But it led me to an extension to the All in One Backup/Restore plugin that was free for files up to 512 MB and paid for larger files.
I installed the free plugin and the restore then worked perfectly, exactly as described in Nancy's training video.
I was a little disappointed to find that the site now loaded slower than it did on the original hosting platform, but I'll work on that as a separate issue.
I'd like to thank Nancy (qoxter) for her excellent training. I'm now following her.