We are travel bloggers who run the blog tillthemoneyrunsout.com. We've been traveling for over 4 years now and although the domain name doesn't make that much sense anymore it did when we were traveling on savings. We've been considering changing our domain name to something different like findingourfooting.com or similar.
The main reason we are considering changing the domain name is because we've been getting flagged as spam when posting comments on other blogs using our tillthemoneyrunsout.com email and url and some of our emails have been getting flagged by spam filters. I ran a test where I spun up a brand new instance of wordpress and commented on a post using both the tillthemoneyrunsout.com url/email and a different url/email but everything else the same and only the tillthemoneyrunsout.com comment got flagged as spam. I ended up contacting the very nice people over at akismet (the default comment spam filter in wordpress) and after a bunch of emails they verified that we were incorrectly getting flagged as spam and had to whitelist our domain.
Here's my question. Is our spammy sounding domain name hurting our seo? I'm worried that google is seeing "money" in our name, thinks it might be a scam site and then ranks us a lower on search results. There are probably other places that we're getting flagged as spam as well unbeknownst to me and consequently hindering our growth/traffic. Should we change our domain?