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Do subdomains rank as well?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by hist0ry, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. hist0ry

    hist0ry Regular Member

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    Hello All,
    I have a project im looking at doing and have bought 20 domains that I intend to use for sub domains. I know I can rank these sub domains but I dont know exactly how well sub domains are meant to rank.

    With medium competition how likely is a sub domain going to be able to content against a TLD if the sub domain has excellent onpage seo and high quality backlinks?.

    Surely it will rank decently?
     
  2. mezzie911

    mezzie911 Junior Member

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    Before you read my reply, I have only read your title.

    Ok, a while ago I read the full SEOMoz SEO guide (like 20 pages long) which included a case study of subdomains. The results were that a page of a site ranked better than a subdomain (niche.com/salespage > salespage.niche.com).
     
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    Troshi Senior Member

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    Subdomains take on an age of 0 when created. That's why it is harder to rank.
     
  4. hist0ry

    hist0ry Regular Member

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    Maybe so re age but is that the only factor?.

    Pages rank nicely but what's the dif is it huge?

    Cheers anyone with experience please comment.


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  5. Zakhar

    Zakhar Power Member

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    recently done this after working 8 months on one domain - made a blogging page put blogs.(domain).com my alexa ranking seems to go worse every day since I added the sub domain yet I'm getting the same amount of traffic on my main domain & yes as someone stated you are starting from ZERO age google starts your sub domain as a fresh one it's been over 1 month produced around 50+ unqiue article yet my articles are not yet properly indexed however again my main website hits google within 3minutes
     
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    TheMidasTouch Registered Member

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    Yea find that thread on domain.com/sub vs sub.domain. It has some helpful links straight from the google blog about how panda reads thAt