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do hits to a subdomain affect alexa rank?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by manhal, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. manhal

    manhal Newbie

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    If I create a subdomain of my website do hits to that subdomain help with the alexa rank of my home page?

    for example my home page is hxxp:// www . evenhosting.com if I make hxxp:// yoursite.evenhosting.com and a lot of people visit hxxp:// yoursite.evenhosting.com does it help hxxp:// www . evenhosting.com's alexa rank?

    I tried to look at Alexa doc. and here is the words I found ...

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    Alexa's traffic rankings are for top level domains only (e.g. domain.com). We do not provide separate rankings for subpages within a domain (e.g. www . domain . com/subpage . html) or subdomains (e.g. subdomain.domain . com) unless we are able to automatically identify them as personal home pages or blogs, like those hosted on Geocities and Tripod. If a site is identified as a personal home page or blog, its traffic ranking will have an asterisk (*) next to it: Personal Page Avg. Traffic Rank: 3,456*. Personal pages are ranked on the same scale as a regular domain, so a personal page ranked 3,456* is the 3,456th most popular page among Alexa users.
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    but for me the answer is still not clear, so do visitors to subdominas also affect Alexa rank for the main domain?

    Also as a side question, is ifram traffics counts w.r.t. Alexa?
     
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    lase Registered Member

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    I'm pretty sure that subdomains don't help the ranking of the overall domain name.
     
  3. shm03

    shm03 Regular Member

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    Yes they calculate the total ranking an example would be blogger.com its rank is 8.

    http://alexa.com/siteinfo/blogger.com

    Scroll down to where people go on blogger.com you see all the subdomains.

    You see 24% are on blogger.com the rest are people visiting the millions of blogs.
     
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    magiklair Junior Member

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    yes, they will..
     
  5. manhal

    manhal Newbie

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    so is that means, even backlinks to the subdomains will count toward the main domain as well ?
     
  6. mbzingler

    mbzingler Newbie

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    im not sure what a subdomain is can someone explain?
     
  7. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    Alexa rank is calculated only for top level domains but traffic to subpages and subdomains are taken into account while computing alexa ranks for TLDs.
     
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    Example of a TLD (Top Level Domain): www.example.com or example.com

    Example of a subdomain: putanythinghere.example.com

    A subdomain works like a Top Level Domain. You can do with a subdomain most of the things you can do with a TLD. The main difference between them is a subdomain relies on a TLD for it's existence.