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Newbie SEO Blogging Question

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MagicMike, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    Just wondering which is more effective... hosting your blog on a page of your website... or having a completely separate domain name for the blog... does it matter to the search engines... do they like one method more than the other?

    Thanks, sorry for the simple question!
     
  2. rudeprincess

    rudeprincess Junior Member

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    I think it is better to host the blog on a page/subdomain of your website. IMO, it adds another dimension to your website. Hope I helped.
     
  3. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    I would suggest using blog on the same website as a subdomain.

    Adding a blog as a subdomain has several advantages. First of all, it will be seen by crawlers as fresh content being added to your website, which means more crawler visit to your website.

    Secondly, when posting new content in your blog, you can ping them effectively. This will again bring your website more 'crawler visibility'.

    Make sure you use Wordpress as the blogging paltform. This again has several benefits. Apart from being user friendly, it also supports add-on like "SEO-All-in-one" Pluging. This will help you optimize the blog better.

    Having a different domain for blog is not as effective. From SEO point of view, you can use it for in-bound links to your website, or drive the generated traffic to your 'money website'. But then again, there are several other effective ways of generating backlinks and driving traffic.
     
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  4. rastagod

    rastagod Regular Member

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    I have same question is it better to have keyword.com or keyword.blah.com ?