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question about subdomains

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by residnt, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. residnt

    residnt Registered Member

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    Hello there,

    I have a question about sub domains and how they work in SERPS. If i was to say registar (now i'm only using this as an example, i'm not registering this or anything like it) has-died.com. How would the subdomains rank. For instance if we use what happened in the last two weeks if I had this domain and put up a subdomain michaeljackson.has-died.com would this rank just as well as michaeljacksonhasdied.com? I'm curious as to how this would work. I'm looking for a more of a catch all for a few things. Also do subdomains get treated like individual domains?

    thanks
    residnt
     
  2. 195471

    195471 Regular Member

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    Subdomains used to rank very well (a few years back), but less so now. However, depending on the authority of the main domain, its subdomains can rank in the top 10 -- about.com, for example, has a ton of subdomains that tend to pull #1 spots. Same with top10reviews.com.

    This article may be of use to you:

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  3. residnt

    residnt Registered Member

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    Thanks for that article. From my understanding of it, it looks like subdomains generally are treated like a new domain in terms of juice and standing. However if you put in decent links and used the keywords that you want then you might be all right. Also one more question the subdomains are generally like this hello.mysite.com, is there anyway to make it more like this. mysite.hello.com? or is the only way to make it a subfolder which would show up like this mysite.com/hello

    thanks again
    residnt
     
  4. GTP_Smile

    GTP_Smile Registered Member

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    yah, you can have a lot of subdomains under one MAIN domain. I think you can have an infinite number, but the question is how many you can have before you start bleeding rank.. some say 15 - 20, what do you all think?...
     
  5. 195471

    195471 Regular Member

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    In a word, no. The way it's structured is subdomain.parentdomain.TLD (where TLD = top-level domain -- com, .org, .net, etc.). If the order of words is important, you may want to go with a subfolder type of structure.