Closing old site and directing traffic to new site??

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Hi,
I recently bought a domain name from yola and have designed a whole new site for this. I would really like to close the old site and direct any traffic from there to my new site- is this possible? I'm worried about losing business as there is a lot of old advertising literature around bearing the old address, but really don't want the hassle and confusion of maintaining 2 sites!

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Gemma
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Hello Gemma

To best help you with this, I need to ask a couple of questions :)

Your old site - can you please let me know if you were using the same domain name but have transferred that domain name to your current site or if you were using a different domain name altogether?

Once I hear back from you, I'm sure that we can give you a couple of suggestions.
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Hi it's a different domain name- old site is www.petserviceskent.yolasite.com, new is www.petserviceskent.com

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Gemma
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Hello Gemma,

There are two ways to do this:

Reassign the domain from one site in your account to another site:
1. Log into your Yola account and click on "Advanced Settings" next to the site you would like the domain published to.
2. Next to "Add an existing domain", choose the domain name that you would like to assign to that site and click on "Add".

Unpublish the old site (click on the drop-down next to "Publish to the web"). On your new site, click on the drop-down and choose to publish to a subdomain.

I hope that helps! Please let us know if you need any further assistance.