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

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

lkstar
Explorer
54 1 5

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
2138 615 493

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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
2138 615 493

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
Explorer
54 1 5

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!

dazzlebysarah
Shopify Partner
26 0 0

@ThePrimeWeb i am having a qusetion related to this also,
I have two store one is .com and other is .UK, now products are almost same on these stores but one is only for UK and other one is for rest of the world.
now the issue is my product description is same on both of the websites, will it effect my SEO or not 

 

ThePrimeWeb
Shopify Partner
2138 615 493

As long as the main domain is the same then it shouldn't be an issue.

 

For example:

store.com

store.uk

 

Since the main domain is 'store', then google knows that this belongs to the same person and that there's just two versions UK and International. The effect it will have on SEO is actually good because if someone in the UK searches for your store, then they will be given the UK version and someone from another country searches, they will get the .com version. This is actually good SEO.

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