How do I change my blog domain without damaging traffic and page rank?
Posted on 2008-10-16
I want to change my blog domain from a sub-domain (blog.domain.com) to www.domain.com - but want to make sure I do it without damaging traffic or losing subscribers. I am assuming that once I have all of the files moved as needed, I can redirect blog.domain.com to www.domain.com with a 301 redirect. I also plan to start using a static home page (as Wordpress allows) at www.domain.com, so the blog would actually be at www.domain.com/blog going forward. Is a 301 redirect enough to send blog.domain.com/post (for example) to www.domain.com/blog/post, or is there more I need to be thinking of here? What traffic impact can I expect? I have a decent amount of traffic and subscribers, so I just want to make sure I am thinking through this fully before making the change.