new subdirectory or subdomain?

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  1. dabeast

    dabeast Power Member

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    i want to write about a topic which is not too closely to my site;s topic.. i dont want to open new site for that keyword since its partially related..

    i want to ask if subdirectory will give more seo benefit or subdomain ?

    i have heard subdomain is treated a s a different site by google (maybe like blogspot ?) ..

    does both subdomain and subdirectory get same link juice considering both are linked from homepage

    plz help me .. thanks :pirate:
     
  2. wookie85

    wookie85 Regular Member

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    Makes no difference. Subdomains are part of your domain and they get treated the same way as a directory. Unless you have a very specific reason for going with a subdomain, I would stick with the directory, Matt Cutt's recommendation...
     
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  3. dabeast

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    hmm thanks..another question.. what about hubpages . They have moved to subdomain and their traffic got better :p
     
  4. wookie85

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    How do you know their traffic got better first of all?

    Second of all, hubpages is such a huge site that there are many factors to consider that you should not care about in a normal sized site.
     
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  5. catchme

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    Subdomains are treated as different site.