Connecting your domain name

Setting up your online store is exciting! You need to build out your inventory, design the site, decide on a checkout, get an SSL — and the list goes on and on. We’re here to make the journey as exciting and painless as possible.

A new shop and an existing shop will connect their domains differently in order to build and maintain their SEO properly.

New Shop
A new shop should connect their domain name as soon as possible. The sooner the better. This gives search engines like Google the chance to start indexing your site before your shop goes live. This way you show up in their search results as soon as you go live.

Here is what you should do:

Connect your domain with these instructions.

Existing shop
An existing online shop should connect their domain as soon as they stop using their old online shop.

Here is what you should do:

Connect your domain with these instructions.

SSL Certificates
The last thing all shops should do, new or existing, is connect an SSL to your domain. It will increase your customer’s trust in your shop and help your SEO ranking. This is super easy in Lightspeed, you can find our instructions here.

Elina Barklon

Elina Barklon

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