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Change Domain in Web App Settings

Aaron Wheeler
suggested this on November 29, 2010 08:51 AM

People have suggested:

You need to allow people to change the domain for their campaign. I entered www by mistake, but now I have to set up my campaign from scratch and enter new competitors, keywords etc. Would have been better if I could have chosen a new domain, but kept the other settings

 

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Adam Feldstein
SEOmoz

@Jeeviant, we are improving our back-end architecture to help make this possible, but it is still a few more months to get the big project done.  In the interim, I would suggest that rather than delete your old campaign, you archive it. This will ensure that you don't lose the ranking history you have and will free up your keywords for the new campaign. You can also export your full rankings history to .csv for safe keeping as well.  

Once you export your keyword list and archive the old campaign, you can copy it and paste the keywords into the new campaign.  Sorry this is such a pain in the butt at the moment.

In fact, to simplify while you are making the switch, I just upgraded your account for the next two months so that you can make the transition more easily. You now have enough keywords to work with both campaigns at once. Just archive the old campaign when you are done. Someone from our help team will get in touch with you a little before your 2 months are up to help with moving back to your normal subscription level.

December 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Jeeviant

Any word on this feature? 

I have a very large number of keywords on a campaign for which the site's domain has just changed.  I don't have enough keywords left in my account to reproduce my keyword list for a new campaign, so I have to delete the old campaign first, and lose all that history, which sucks.  I'm actually very interested in tracking how my rankings change as a result of this domain migration, but SEOmoz does not support tracking a big change like that.

December 18, 2012 01:24 AM
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Adam Feldstein
SEOmoz

Unfortunately, this work is still behind some more urgent issues that need to be addressed. I expect that it will be at least a few more weeks before we will be able to add this functionality.

May 08, 2012 04:02 PM
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RPI Digital

Adam,

Any idea when this will feature come in?

Really happy to hear this addition is being made though. Much needed, as we originally (probably naively!) set up just one subdomain thinking we wouldn't need more. But now we have another set up (and another on the way!).

Thanks!

April 27, 2012 04:26 AM
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Adam Feldstein
SEOmoz

We now have a work item on the queue for being able to change the domain of a campaign. I'm thinking it will offer two options:

  1. Change domain, but remove history before the domain change. This is good in the case where the wrong domain was set up for a campaign initially, and basically allows for a reset with the correct domain.
  2. Change domain, but keep history. This is helpful for a site changes it's domain or it's default subdomain and allows for benchmarking and comparison of pre- and post-change.
April 19, 2012 01:54 PM
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bshanahan

Cloning a campaign or being able to change a domain from www to http and vice versa is needed urgently. Please push it to the front of the work queue, SEOMoz! Thanks!

April 13, 2012 07:23 AM
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Adam Feldstein
SEOmoz

@danaphoto, yeah, this is a pain. A campaign set up as a subdomain campaign would work for you, but I can understand that you don't want to go through the whole setup process again. 

We will look at ways to convert or clone a campaign as a different type for future updates, but it is not in our work queue at this point.

April 04, 2012 09:10 AM
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danaphoto

A similar request: I would also love the option to go in and mute certain subdomains or even just tell it "no, stop crawling subdomains". I realized soon after setting up my account that its crawling a whole other photo website that is a subdomain - it generates thousands of warnings and I have no control over it. I would love to stop crawling that subdomain.

April 01, 2012 05:48 PM
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MeganSingley
SEOmoz

@jlaing - I'm so sorry that we don't offer the option to change the domain within a campaign!  We appreciate the feedback, though, and we'll definitely see what we can do to possibly change this down the line!

In the meantime, you'll need to set up a new campaign with the non www domain, but you can archive your current campaign so that you'll have all of the historical data for reference. Also, archiving doesn't take up a campaign slot.  :-)

March 29, 2012 03:14 PM
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jlaing

We switched from www. to just our domain name no www. Now we are out of luck as far as history etc. Sucky!

March 27, 2012 09:45 AM
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Beijer Electronics

Agreed.

May 02, 2011 11:05 AM