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Moving website to subdomain

PhilPe asked 1 year ago
Hi experts,

I am re-structuring on eof my sites and am moving the main site .com to a subdomain hosted in the contry where the target language is, and I want to use the .com to as a spash page to ask users what language they want and then sending them to the subdomain of the choosen language/region.
My question is that the .com already has PR and very good google positions for main keywords for the country. How can I move it whitout either losing this already positions or by passing the rankings to the new subdomain? What would be the best approach on this?

Thanks
Pedro

4 Answers
GaryTheScubaGuy answered 1 year ago
PhilPe;198063 wrote:
Hi experts,

I am re-structuring on eof my sites and am moving the main site .com to a subdomain hosted in the contry where the target language is, and I want to use the .com to as a spash page to ask users what language they want and then sending them to the subdomain of the choosen language/region.
My question is that the .com already has PR and very good google positions for main keywords for the country. How can I move it whitout either losing this already positions or by passing the rankings to the new subdomain? What would be the best approach on this?

Thanks
Pedro

Hi Pedro,

There’s no reason to move the .com. You can still generate language-based traffic when a searcher anywhere searches in the native language. Do not use the Geotargeting feature for the .com, only the subdomain.

Create the subdomain and host THAT in the target country.

Link from your index to your subdomain and a big portion of you PR and other important attributes will be passed immediately onto your subdomain.

PhilPe answered 1 year ago
Thnsk Gary, so you’re saying leave .com index page with for eg language flags pointing to the sub-domains?

PEdro

@GaryTheScubaGuy 198219 wrote:

Hi Pedro,

There’s no reason to move the .com. You can still generate language-based traffic when a searcher anywhere searches in the native language. Do not use the Geotargeting feature for the .com, only the subdomain.

Create the subdomain and host THAT in the target country.

Link from your index to your subdomain and a big portion of you PR and other important attributes will be passed immediately onto your subdomain.

jagan answered 1 year ago
Hello,

Hosting sub domain on another hosting, you will need to create A record entry in DNS settings of your original web hosting control panel

GaryTheScubaGuy answered 1 year ago
PhilPe;198317 wrote:
Thnsk Gary, so you’re saying leave .com index page with for eg language flags pointing to the sub-domains?

PEdro

Hi PEdro,

Yes. That’s the quickest way to transfer some link juice to the new subdomains. Or, if you aren’t getting any traffic or conversions you could use a 301 and transfer 100% of the link power to the subdomains. They are considered to be stand-alone sites.