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keyword(subdomain).keyword(EMD).com/keyword(subdirectory)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SEOfarmer, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    keyword(subdomain).keyword(EMD).com/keyword(subdirectory)

    Has anyone tried something like that?
    with exact keyword in all subdomain, domain and subdirectory,
    does it bring any benefits in terms of SEO?

    Thanks
     
  2. SEOfarmer

    SEOfarmer Regular Member

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    shameless bump on this topic
    Thanks guys
     
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    I have not tried that. I am currently working in the dating niche and I've decided to try and target specific products through use of subdomain.

    I've never used a subdomain before. Hypothetically it should be the same difficulty level but I don't think I've ever seen a top listing for nichekeyword.yourdomain.com

    Anyone with experience had success?
     
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    The only advantage of having a subdomain is if you're main domain is already powerful or you're simply looking to separate content and there is some search volume for the [subdomain].[main domain] term.

    For example, if you wish to separate content by location, you could use:
    brazilian.football.com, russian.football.com, etc.

    or, if you have a main content rich site and you wish to separate an e-commerce store from this.
    For example: ipod.com (main domain), shopping.ipod.com (subdomain = e-commerce store)

    In most cases, I'd just use a subdirectory, but really depends on what you're trying to do.
     
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  5. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    With sub-domains you will lose the PR juice flow between website inner pages since you are basically making a sub-domain for each page/keyword and google treas each sub-domain as independent domain.
     
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    Matt cutts recently said that they were reconsidering sub-domain status, and that they were possibly going to be treated as part of the main domain in the near future for ranking/searhc purposes.

    I've been meaning to do some proper empirical testing on this for a while - but you know... Time is not my friend... :(

    I suspect that there would be no difference between:

    diets.weight-loss.com - or - weight-loss.com/diets

    But I was wondering whether using sub-domains could allow me to move other keywords closer to the front of a URL, where they have more power?
     
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    I don't think this can happen. Think of blogger spam blogs getting ranked as legit blogs with unique content on the same domain?
     
  8. SEOfarmer

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    I am asking this because the domain is only 2-3 days old.
    I dont really have anything to lose since the actual domain doesnt have any PR anyways.
    I was just wondering if creating keyword in all subdomain,domain,subdirectory will help in SERP at all?