A few months ago, I started a blog on Ghost on my personal domain. In the last couple of months, the blog has become more successful than I had imagined, gathering over a hundred subscribers and more than 25,000 monthly page views.
Now I’d like to move the blog to a different domain with more authoritative name.
What are the best practices for changing domains without losing subscribers and the search-engine traffic?
Specifically, I’d love to know:
- How should I go about changing domain on Ghost (PRO)?
- I don’t want to set up another Ghost blog and move all my posts. I want to keep the existing blog and just update the domain. Only the URLs for the articles will need to be changed. Is that possible?
- What do I need to do with the subscribers? Do I have to get their permission (opt-in) again for the new domain?
- What things should I keep in mind to not have a negative impact on the organic traffic acquired via search-engines? My current blog has almost 15K organic search visits per month, and I’d hate to lose those.
Any help is really appreciated.
P.S. I’ve been a very happy user of Ghost and recommend it to literally everyone I meet. Thank you so much for building this wonderful product.