Jan 25, 2022 9:17 AM
We created our website using Hubspot's Landing pages feature before the CMS Hub existed. Our SEO is hurting because we can not use our naked domain. Our current setup is as follows:
I think the ultimate solution is to
This issue is really making us rethinking using Hubspot Marketing. How are other companies handling this? Any suggestions for us?
Jan 26, 2022 10:46 AM
Hi @Sheamus. Some feedback from my colleague (my boss technically): I believe that an enterprise sku for marketing and/or CMS would allow for "root domain / apex" records. We have that for us. [ie: impulsecreative.com vs www.impulsecreative.com]
With CMS Pro you can "redirect a naked domain" to www
Do you have a customer success manager or account manager type person you work with? I'd ask them to confirm the specifics. Hope that helps!
Jan 26, 2022 7:52 AM
Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
Jan 25, 2022 12:28 PM
So I have done some more research on this, as I try to formulate a plan. I thought I would share my findings:
Jan 26, 2022 8:19 AM - edited Jan 26, 2022 8:20 AM
I think you've identified the way to go for this, which is CMS Hub Pro, which just gives you more domain control (and the same suite of tools that you can use on LPs). I think you can use both the naked (apex) domain and the www. though just by using a redirect domain.
Then you'd have something like:
The extra $$ for CMS does feel quite steep when you're coming from already having built your site in Landing Pages - you're really paying the extra for a handful of more flexible domain controls (plus a few other bits and pieces I'm sure). I think that's the way to go though. But you'd probably pay a bit less than that by making a bundle.
I'd reach out to your AM and explain the situation and see what kind of price they can do you for a bundle... the off-the-shelf bundle price should add about $360 a month for CMS Hub Pro, but I bet you can get them down a bit as an existing loyal customer - especially as you did this before CMS Hub even existed!
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