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(Entry was posted by Sanjay Upadhyay on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Monday, March 16, 2015).

subdomain.abc.com to abc.com/subdomain

Hi Guys! Need suggestion 

Few days back  i created a sub domain that is subdomain.abc.com But now i want to change it as abc.com/subdomain 

I use windows hosting from godaddy how to solve it without loosing any  authority 
#windowhosting   #subdomain  ?

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  • Sanjay Upadhyay: Hi Guys! Need suggestion ;

    Few days back  ;i created a sub domain that is But now i want to change it as  ;

    I use windows hosting from godaddy how to solve it without loosing any  ;authority ;
     ;  ;
  • Peter Berndroth: Hello Sanjay, you have to make an 301 Redirect!
  • Sanjay Upadhyay: Thanks Yes Its a second process . But i want to know to change to + ;
  • Peter Berndroth: You only have to create the new Directory on your Webserver () and then change your DNS for the Domain to new Directory. Then copy all Files!
  • Sanjay Upadhyay: thanks + ;
  • Jim Munro: The new directory would already have DNS, right? :).

    I would not forget +'s first suggestion and 301 redirect page by page from the subdomain to the subfolder. To lessen the pain you could consider keeping the subdomain up for a while and rel=canonical for a few months from the subdomain to the equivalent page on the subfolder. Once the traffic ebbs away, then 301.
  • Edwin Jonk: As an add-on to + ;:

    Verify your sub-domain in Google Webmaster Tools. After setting up the 301's, look at crawl >> crawl errors for 404. Because you will always forget some 301's and by monitoring the 404's on the old site you can fix it asap. ;

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