Keeping traffic When converting from Yola free domain to full a domain

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My website is published under a free yola domain name (http://www.swimteaching.yolasite.com). If I buy a Domain Name (eg. www.Mydomain.com) for my Yola website, what happens to the existing traffic that goes to my existing yola domain name
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Richard Roper

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Nazlie

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Hi Richard

Thanks for your question. I am going to ask someone from the SEO team to help out on this one. Someone will respond to you within 24 hours.

Nazlie
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You sort of combine the two and all defers to your custom domain and you do not lose anything.You will do much better in the long run with a custom top level domain......I joined way back when Yola was called synthasite ......I started on Yola as a sub domain www.kanthaidecor.synthasite.com then added my custom domain http://kanthaidecor.com ....Click either link and you get my site.The same will happen for your site.
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Richard Roper

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Did you buy your domain through Yola (synthasite) or was it bought trough a third party?
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KanThaiDecor

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Third party
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Hello Richard,
That is a great question! When you have your site published to a subdomain and then purchase a custom domain from Yola, your subdomain will automatically redirect to your custom domain so you won't loose any traffic. If someone clicks on and old subdomain link to your site it will take them directly to your site.

If you have purchased this domain from a 3rd party you can do this same thing and have your subdomain redirect to your custom domain. Please note though that you need to be a Yola Silver account holder to publish a site to a domain not purchased from Yola. Here are a few links with more information:

Using a domain not purchased from Yola
Yola Silver FAQ
Purchasing a domain from Yola

If you have any further questions please let us know.

Kind Regards,
Emmy