My company has operated a blog site on our primary URL (e.g. www.company.com) for about 4 months. Over this time, we have built up significant SEO ranking through daily posts and articles. Our primary e-commerce product is now developed, and we plan to have the e-commerce site sit at www.company.com.
The e-commerce site is hosted on MediaTemple and our blog site is hosted on BlueHost. We want to ensure we do not lose any of our SEO ranking on www.company.com during the transfer.
What would your ideas be for the best way to make the transfer?
1) Would it be alright to simply move the blog site to www.blog.company.com (still on bluehost)? 2) Should we transfer our blog site to be hosted on mediatemple? 3) Should we move our blog site to www.blog.company.com and get the blog index and compile it into redirection urls for the apache? 4) For readability reasons, we would rather have our blog site at www.company.com/blog. However, I was advised this is more difficult as we would have to configure the proxy.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.