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Hostgator Subdomains...

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by afguy, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. afguy

    afguy Newbie

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    I purchased 2 domains (domainA.com & domainB.com) through Namecheap and will be hosting them on Hostgator, because it allows me to host unlimited domains. When I was going through the Hostgator ordering process, it asked me for my (main) domain name. I used domainA.com.

    I have added domainB.com as an addon domain but have noticed that it adds it as a subdomain. I can still access it as http://domainB.com but it shows up as a subdirectory in my FTP program.

    My question is, does this affect SEO in any way? Having it show up as a "subdomain" even though I can still access it directly (http://domainB.com). I guess I can always pay the $5 to have domainB.com be my "main" domain, but I just thought I'd check here first before doing any of that.

    I already contacted Hostgator but they could not help with my SEO question. They just said that my addon domain is also considered a subdomain.

    Please let me know if anyone needs any clarification...it's late :eek:

    Thank you.
     
  2. neo

    neo Power Member

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    It will not affect SEO.
    Hostgator needs to set it up this way when you are using their shared hosting. But google will see them as two different domains. I have over 20 domains added this on one of my hostgator accounts and they get ranked well on google.
     
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