Author Kyle
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A domain is something that you not only own (just like real estate), it appreciates in value and it will lead to much better rankings in Google. It is also an opportunity to brand yourself and create an authority within a niche. sites are a wonderful starting point and testing ground for your business, but at some point you are going to want to consider moving to a domain of your own. As a PREMIUM member here at WA, you can host 25 of your own domains as well as free 25 websites on the domain (total of 50 websites)!

In this training I am going to be walking you through the process of transferring an existing website you have created ( over to your own domain name.

Before you move through this training, you should first own your own domain name. You can buy domains and register them directly through the SiteDomains platform here at WA. Here are instructions on how to do this.

How to Buy a Domain Name With SiteDomains

There is no additional set-up after buying a domain name, upon purchasing you will be able to transfer your new website over to your own domain name using the Move feature.

The "Move" feature takes care of everything, including:

  • Transferring all of the website files/themes
  • Transferring all of your plugins
  • Transferring the user accounts
  • Redirecting all of your old website pages to your new pages automatically
  • Making sure the transfer is SEO friendly
If you have any questions about any of the content within this training, please do let me know and I will give you a hand.

PS. If you have not purchased your domain name yet, you can do so here.

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renelmiller Premium
I just purchased my second domain name here at WA; haven't even gotten any traffic yet to my first website which makes me believe that there is something very wrong but I don't seem to be able to get the help needed to check this out.? I know you can go in and pull it up in Google manually by typing the name word for word in the browser and it's there but that's not how you get organic traffic. I have 5 posts that are ranking #1 on page #1 in Google as well.
I can't afford to pay someone to go in to look at the inner workings of the site either.
Things that make you go hmmm?
AlexSol Premium
Hi Rene.

In my experience 5 posts really isn't enough to start understanding if something works or doesn't. I'd suggest writing another 20-30-40 posts at least.

Also are you using Google analytics to track your traffic? Also, are you doing any keyword research? Ranking #1 is great but if your keyword gets 30 searches per month then you certainly won't see much traffic from it (if any at all).
GSoarinEagle Premium
I received an answer from site support and apparently when I Enable SSL on my Website , which change my site from http to https and when I transferred my Website to a new domain

it wipe out ALL my likes. =-( I really like seeing ALL the likes, because it let me know people were visiting my sight. Well at least I own the website now.
Tezsie Premium
Too bad on the likes, but SSL is great and surely you´ll get new likes
staceysells Premium
One other question, when you make the move and you are currently working only in the new domain, when iI go into Rubix back end manager, will I only see the new domain or do I have to choose which one I am working in and how do you do that?
Labman Premium
You will work in the new domain. The old one will redirect you to the new one.
AlohaMelani Premium
2nd time doing this and I swear it took less than a minute!

I decided to create a test siterubix website before transferring to my real domain name because I didn't want google to index me before I was ready. This may be my process going forward because searching for wordpress themes is somewhat of a headache!

Sabinaz Premium
maybe someone has answered this below but Im getting frustrated that I have pointed my Godaddy nameservers to WA but now when I want to change the site rubix and I press 'move' I just get the option of putting the web address in the cart.... and I dont get any message to move it... what am I doing wrong???
Labman Premium
Is it the cart or the URL entry location. You need to tell the SiteRubix where the new location is.

It's been awhile but as I recall, the prompt is to put the URL of the final location into the box.