I have a domain bought at Godaddy, but I do not have a hosting service there. Rather, I have a subdomain on another site that I control, and forward it using a 302 temporary redirect. However, I have found that this sacrifices SEO of my new domain in favor of the location that it is hosted at.

Is there a way to allow the new domain to reap the SEO benefits on Google, rather than the one it's hosted at?

  • Instead of using a redirect why don't you just set the nameservers to that of your actual host and then setup your hosting to work with this domain as well. – Analog Apr 6 '16 at 21:00

As im aware best practice is to 301 redirect. (.htaccess allows for "wilcard" redirects.)

stackoverflow.com - How can I use htaccess to redirect paths with a wildcard character

Google has a guide named Transfer, move, or migrate your site

If you've moved your site to a new domain or subdomain, use the Change of address tool in Search Console. Google webmasters - change of address tool

Additionally: moz.com also has a SEO Guide: How to Properly Move Domains but its from 2009, similar info anyways.

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