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Question New Website Help!

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Sara99

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Hi, I’m completely stuck so would be most grateful for any advice!
I have an online baby boutique which was built with wix and the domain (fifiandfinn.com) is bought from them. I had a few issues so decided to create a new store on Shopify using a separate .co.uk address previously bought from godaddy (fifiandfinn.co.uk)

My new store has the same product descriptions and images but with different alt text. I am in the process of trying to get wix to point my .com domain to my new site which I’m having issues with, but my new .co.uk address is absolutely nowhere to be seen in google.

I have verified I am the owner and submitted the sitemap on search console but it hasn’t been indexed. I have also tried to change the web address on google my business but it won’t amend it is showing as pending.

My wix .com site is still registered with google analytics and search console, and I wasn’t sure whether I should delete everything to do with the .com website or whether that would cause any negative impacts when my domain finally gets pointed to Shopify. I added a new property for the .co.uk and got a different tag number.

So I’m now stuck with people not being to find my new site, my old domain just saying the site doesn’t exist, and no idea how to resolve! It feels like my new .co.uk site isn’t being indexed because the .com one is still lurking in the background but could do with some guidance.

My wix site has only been live since April and didn’t get a lot of direct traffic (more from social media) so I wasn’t ranking high on search results unless people directly looked for my address, so don’t think it would have a huge impact on my existing seo if I just got rid of that site completely - if that's the right thing to do?

Hope this makes sense - as you can tell I have no idea about how these things work!

Thank you :)
 
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Hi Sara,

Providing you've setup a new analytics tracking for the new site and new webmaster tools profile too you are on the right track.

There is no need to delete anything to do with the .com although it really does need to be redirected as soon as possible especially if you've copied the content from one to the other, you've already started the process of changing the mentions of your old domain to the new one ( Like on Google business listing ) which is good.

Bear in mind that just because you have a new site, it doesnt give you automatic transferral of your rankings or traffic, its essentially a new site with content that has already been indexed by google and therefore could fall into the category of duplicate ( depending on many things, it's not a black and white case ). The ideal would be for the .com to be redirected ( properly ) to the new site which should help the transition.

There is quite a lot to consider when migrating to a new domain in the way you have, your priority should be to get the wix domain transferred to another registrar so you can gain access to it.

Your situation could possibly need an audit to advise on the best way forward as there is alot of variables.
 

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