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Does This Naming Matter?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Von Maxim, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Von Maxim

    Von Maxim Registered Member

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    Would it matter which of these I use? Why?

    MainDomain.com/Local

    or

    Local.MainDomain.com

    What is your opinion?

    Thank you for your asssitance.
     
  2. wilson80

    wilson80 Newbie

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    There have been a lot of talking about this. For me, it's almost the same thing - it's how you backlinks/targets these subdomain/directory
     
  3. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    I prefer subdomains to subfolders personally.
     
  4. xiphre

    xiphre Regular Member

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    It really depends on what the sub or folder is...
     
  5. Von Maxim

    Von Maxim Registered Member

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    Thanks for your input.

    Why do you prefer subdomains over folders? Is there some reason for the preference?

    The subfolders would be standalone pages.

    Thanks again for your help.
     
  6. bertbaby

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    Never thought about but here is a link to somebody opting for subfolders excepting for GEOs:

    http://www.objectwareinc.com/subdomains-subfolders.aspx

    "The overall lesson here is to create subdomains ONLY when you have the quality and/or quantity of content to support them. Remember that subdomains are independent sites in the eyes of the search engines, meaning that in order for them to rank, they will require promotion and link building efforts. "

    So I guess the logic go with a subdomain if the content and links allow it to stand alone.
     
  7. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    What bertbaby just posted...subdomains are largely viewed as independent entities...