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Question for the advanced seo marketers

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by geass, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. geass

    geass Registered Member

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    I have registered a new .net domain.

    To give an example let's call it "forthehouse.net"
    If I go to google keyword tool, this keyword has:
    global exact monthly searches: 260
    global phrase monthly searches: 823,000
    global broad monthly searches: 9,140,000

    This is normal since nobody will type "for the house" alone but will type many things like "furniture for the house", "maid for the house", etc..

    Now to target these keywords, do you think it is better to use subdomains or subdirectories?
    For example to target "furniture for the house", would you use furniture.forthehouse.net or forthehouse.net/furniture.html
    What do you think also about forthehouse.net/furnitureforthehouse.html

    I am asking this because I realized that the order in which the words (of a certain keyword) in the domain is displayed affects a lot rankings especially if you are not doing extensive marketing campaigns.

    Thank you a lot
     
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    I'd like to hear the answer to this as well.

    I probably wouldn't go with subdomains, but I'm no seo expert.
     
  4. geass

    geass Registered Member

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    ok but would you use "forthehouse.net/furniture.html" of "forthehouse.net/furnitureforthehouse.net"?
     
  5. websol

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    I am also interested in the answers of seo experts about this question. I am facing a similar decision
     
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    Victoria Seo Junior Member

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    Really important question, in my recent project I'm facing the same project and wonder what will be better for SEO
     
  8. talruum

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    Today and tomorrow you'll need domain authority, and this is the way to.
    I have wonderfull results with http://forthehouse.net/furniture/ (remember that short links are better). And use breadcrumbs meta code on your site too.

    And another thing that I remembered: your juicy flows better this way. If you raise your root domain pagerank, it'll flow to your subdirectories (if you construct your pages well coded).
     
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  9. geass

    geass Registered Member

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    Ok thank you for this reponse..
    I guess I will try subdirectories.
    I till try forthehouse.net/furniture.html

    let's see what will happen I will report back in a while or so
     
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    Agreed. Testing shows that subdomains are not helpful in building up the rank of the root a domain. Stick with talruum's plan and use subdirectories.
     
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  11. geass

    geass Registered Member

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    Ok I will keep that in mind guys

    thank you very much and I will thank ;)
     
  12. websol

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    I would go with subdirectories. That's what I've been doing in my sites.

    But I never tried domain directories.