So, we have a functionality on example.com/folder that we decided to make as separate site and we're in need of moving it to a new domain (brand it)...
This is what I'm going to make SEO wise (unordered list):
- make a 301 redirect map to redirect on a page level
- make sitemaps both for old site's folder and new domain (to make indexing faster)
- migrate all content to new domain
- register new domain in GSC (to submit sitemap...)
What other steps do I need to take to keep SE traffic and ranking positions that we currently have and have our new domain indexed as fast as possible?
We can't use change of address in GSC because we don't completely change domains. We are only moving a subdirectory from one domain to a new domain, we aren't completely moving everything from one domain to another.