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Best Url Structure?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by The Night Fox, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. The Night Fox

    The Night Fox Newbie

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    When trying to rank for a keyword, is it better to form your url like this:

    Keyword.mywebsite

    Or like this:

    mywebsite/keyword

    I'm assuming that google weights both urls the same, but decided to ask just in case :rolleyes:
     
  2. tantro

    tantro Newbie

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    I find mywebsite/keyword, combined with good title tags, more effective.
     
  3. webmast

    webmast Regular Member

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    mywebsite/keyword because you're getting authority from your domain.
     
  4. The Night Fox

    The Night Fox Newbie

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    Thanks for the quick replys :D
     
  5. tantro

    tantro Newbie

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    You bet.
     
  6. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    Yes, its the difference between "sub domains" (keyword in the front) as opposed to "sub folders" (keyword in the back). Google supposedly treats sub domains as far as ranking purposes go, as separate websites. I think there is some connection, but the word is that they won't carry link juice from the main domain to the sub domains.

    With sub folders you get full authority and link juice from your domain to the sub folder pages... if that makes sense.