This is what I know I have to do:
1.) Go back and change all the local directory listings to the new URL (google local, bing local, etc.)
2. ) Go into the wordpress and change any reference to the old domain (maybe reset the permalinks too?)
3.) No SSL was ever installed on the new domain, and I know google will hinder rankings now if thats not installed. So I need to install that.
That's really all I can think to do. 60 days after I originally created the site he was getting about 110 visitors a month. Now it's at like 15 visitors a month... I mean is there somewhere I can submit to say we've updated all the broken info? Or a place to go to find out why it's being hindered in rankings (maybe a site/tool that shows errors, or issues)? Please fill me in, because I've never had to do this before.
Also inside the wordpress dashboard, google analytics is telling me the average load time is 9.0 seconds, but GTmetrix is telling me everything is running around 1-1.5second load time. if anyone knows why this is happening?, any help is appreciated.