A few months ago i upgraded my free wordpress site to a paid plan.

The free site is redirecting to the new paid domain now. I'm still waiting on the rankings to be transferred to the new domain. My paid site is now in google search console. Someone suggested creating a new google account, adding my free site to gsc and saying my site has moved to the new domain to speed things up.

Does anyone know if: a> it will make a difference to how long it will take to transfer and b> why they would suggest making a new google account for that?

  • I assume they just meant new Google Search Console property rather than new account. I can think of no reason to create a new Google account. Can you clarify what you mean by "rankings to be transferred" - is your new domain now indexed, or is the old one still showing in the SERPs?
    – RichardB
    May 14 at 10:34
  • The new domain is indexed. Whether or not it's fully indexed, I'm not sure as I'm still waiting on gsc to update. What i mean is that the new domain is hardly getting any traffic compared to how much the free site was getting. I guess I'm just wondering if doing this would speed up the process of google transfering that domain age and inbound links to the new site. May 14 at 10:56
  • Actually my bad. The old site is still indexed May 14 at 11:23

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If you properly do 301 redirects from your old sites to the new site then you have to do nothing. Make sure each of your old site links redirects to the new site links. You have to update your new site map in Webmaster. Now, You should focus on publishing new content on the new site regularly. Within a few weeks, your new site's URLs will start indexing.

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