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If No EMD, make site in subfolder?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jb2008, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. jb2008

    jb2008 Senior Member

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    If I can't find a EMD, why don't we just make the site on www.domain.com/exact-keyword

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    Especially useful if you have an authority domain lying around.

    The negative SEO factor of it being a subfolder VS exact keyword in URL, plus authority domain (as opposed to new domain with exact keyword in root domain).

    What are your thoughts (and hopefully experiences) on this?
     
  2. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    Sub folders can be effective... especially if its a domain with some PR... or... you can just get a domain like www.exactmatchdomain-911.com or something like that... its worked well for me.
     
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    jb2008 Senior Member

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    Yes, I got a high PR domain, but of course the name is nothing to do with the keyword I want to rank for. I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience of doing this.
     
  4. SuperLinks

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    Yes, subfolders work fine or even sub-directories if you plan on building out a ton of different subdomains for various keywords.

    Keep in mind though that the EMD will nearly always be better than subfolders/subdomain solutions since the EMD's can get linked to naturally.
     
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    kryseo Regular Member

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    Individual EMDs hosted on different hosting ips will always be my first choice.
    I would not recommend leaving all your eggs in one basket.

    Subfolders work as well in ranking and is easier and faster to rank well. The most
    disadvantage is that should your domain gets penalised for whatever reason
    (most likely competitors reporting you), all your hard work will gone in puff.

    I have an authority site like this which rank very well using sub-folders for
    individual keywords and doing extremely well until the whole domain got penalized
    and went up in smoke.... :(
     
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    I think EMD is the best solution but if it is already filled. You can use e,i or other word in front of your domain. I don't like subdomain