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2 Shopify Store/Accounts - how to make one a subdomain of the other?

lkstar
Excursionist
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I have a live store (maziandzo.com) that has earned a good amount of SEO value. I am moving some of the merchandize from mazi + zo to a new shopify store, which is also a new account mazinewyork.myshopify.com. I have been advised that it would be advantageous to Mazi New York's SEO if it's set up as a subdomain of mazi + zo. 

 

Shopify's AI helper says this is possible (see below) but when I follow the directions to set up subdomains on godaddy, I cannot get the new store connected to shopify correctly.

 

2 questions:

1. am I working too hard on this? Will the SEO cred from mazi + zo help the new Mazi New York?

2. can anyone help me find an expert in this? I've tried two upwork consultants and neither could figure it out.

 

Specifics:

1. if customer enters maziandzo.com, they should be delivered to maziandzo.com which is actually mazi-zo.myshopify.com

2. if customer enters a mazinewyork.com, they should be directed to mazinewyork.maziandzo.com and will see content from mazinewyork.myshopify.

 

 

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ThePrimeWeb
Shopify Partner
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Hey @lkstar,

 

Doing the subdomain redirect is possible, but if you are doing it just for SEO purposes, I think you can let that idea go.

Each website has it's own sitemap, and google crawls that. So your main domain will have one sitemap, and the subdomain will have another. These will be treated as individual websites by google and they cannot share equity in either direction.

Normally subdomains are just a way of saying 
"Hey my store is on example.com and our blog is on blog.example.com", for the sake of the user knowing that this site indeed belongs to example.com.

 

Another example is that Shopify is good at building stores, so you keep the store (main domain) on Shopify and you could use something else that's better for blogging and subdomain that. 


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ThePrimeWeb
Shopify Partner
1148 298 224

This is an accepted solution.

Hey @lkstar,

 

Doing the subdomain redirect is possible, but if you are doing it just for SEO purposes, I think you can let that idea go.

Each website has it's own sitemap, and google crawls that. So your main domain will have one sitemap, and the subdomain will have another. These will be treated as individual websites by google and they cannot share equity in either direction.

Normally subdomains are just a way of saying 
"Hey my store is on example.com and our blog is on blog.example.com", for the sake of the user knowing that this site indeed belongs to example.com.

 

Another example is that Shopify is good at building stores, so you keep the store (main domain) on Shopify and you could use something else that's better for blogging and subdomain that. 


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lkstar
Excursionist
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Thank you, that's helpful! They are both shopify stores, not a blog or other content, but I get your point! Thanks - i've been banging my head against the wall and I'd be glad to cross this off my to do list!