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Subdomains or subdirectories?

Discussion in 'SEO Search Engine Optimisation' started by blackmountain, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. blackmountain

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    I would be interested in hearing other webmasters' views on the use of subdomains and subdirectories. Does one have any particular advantage over the other, particularly with regard to SEO?
     
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    Google views subdomains as separate websites, so if you have content you don't want to be closely associated with other content, put it on a subdomain.

    Subdomains won't adopt PageRank as readily as folder/subdirectories. So in effect you have more work to do, but the rewards can also be greater if you're careful linking the subdomains to each other and your main website.
     
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    Blossom is right about how Google sees subdomains and subdirectories. But be careful of using your subdomains too, like not associating it with bad content, etc.
     
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    Subdomain if its super important, otherwise I use subdirectories.
     
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