Trying to redirect a Godaddy domain without sending all your visitors to your home page is now a pain in the touchous. Especially if you want to move your blog posts from a blog subdomain to your main domain.
Why does this issue deserve its own blog post?
Because it not only seriously impacts the user experience but it can drastically affect your SEO especially if you have a large site or lots of blog posts that were ranking for useful keywords.Jump to the Solution
So if you want to change your website’s domain from awesomedomain.com to betterdomain.com or blog.domain.com to domain.com, then all your pages/posts, like awesomedomain.com/about would redirect to betterdomain.com instead of betterdomain.com/about.
And if you have Showit, you don’t even have the option of giving in to Godaddy’s hosting demands because your hosting is included in your monthly Showit subscription.
Not cool, Godaddy. I see you over there… trying to hold domains hostage to make us buy into your hosting. I, for one, am tired of this type of behavior. We’ll just go live with Mom! I mean… Google. 😳
Google might’ve granted those pages/posts with an increase in ranking for relevant search terms, which can help improve rankings for the rest of your site.
Unfortunately, without a proper redirect, the respect and rankings Google once had for your blog posts are now gone. You have to hope the new domain URLs can gain that same success as soon as possible.
Who suffers the most? Well, you because this is your business after all. But don’t overlook the suffering of three other innocent victims.
I’ve heard designers, Showit Support, and even other SEO pros recommend this as the last resort. Please don’t torture yourself! I have a much more efficient method. Ask me for help first before attempting this.
Kick that clingy domain registrar to the curb!
I’ve found that the simplest option is to move your domain to Google Domains and accept your Google Overlord. Then you can set up forwarding from your blog subdomain to your main domain without having to redirect 800 blog posts one by one. Because that would just be crazy.
Need help moving domains from Godaddy to Google Domains? I’ll gladly move anyone away from a domain bully!
September 26, 2019
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