How to migrate blog posts to Shopify without losing SEO ranking?

alex-stoykov
Shopify Partner
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We are in the middle of migrating a website from WordPress to Shopify, but I have a couple of issues that I'm running into.

 

On the WordPress website, my blog posts are under the following architecture: website.com/blog-post-name, but when I'm migrating the content in Shopify the new URL will look something like website.com/blogs/news/blog-post-name.

Our SEO ranking is heavily affected by our blog posts and that is where we get the most ranks from, so my question is how to effectively make the transfer so it doesn't negatively affect our ranking.

 

The first option that I thought of was:

1. Go to WordPress -> Duplicate the website.com/blog-post-name page change the URL of the duplicate into website.com/blogs/news/blog-post-name so it matches the URL from Shopify.

2. Redirect the first URL to the second one. That way I can migrate the content to Shopify directly on the new URL and keep the 301 redirect within WordPress.

 

--The issue here is that when we delete the WordPress in total, the redirect will be canceled.

 

The second option that I thought of was:

1. Go to Shopify and create a page with a custom URL that matches the URL from WordPress (website.com/blog-post-name page).

2. Migrate the content to the custom URL and then 301 redirect it to the new URL which is website.com/blogs/news/blog-post-name.

 

The issue here is that I'm not sure that with Shopify I actually have the option to customize the URL entirely.

 

Is there a way that I can make this easier and less painful, so I can migrate the content to the new blog pages and actually keep the SEO ranking?

Thanks in advance!

Reply 1 (1)

p1Commerce
Shopify Partner
125 17 64

You do not have the option in Shopify to have a blog url without a folder prefix. You'll want to 301 redirect your old urls to the new urls on Shopify, and can do so as follows:

 

  1. Add the blogs to your Shopify site.
  2. Create a CSV of your urls with the headings:
    Redirect from, Redirect to
    In the Redirect from column, enter your wordpress URL i.e. /blog-post-name page
    In the Redirect to column, enter your new shopify URL i.e. /blogs/news/blog-post-name
  3. Go to your Shopify Admin under Online Store -> Navigation and click on View URL redirects in the top right corner.
  4. Click Import in the top right corner.
  5. Upload your CSV.
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