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SEO power for sub-directory the same as main website?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by stanleyreporb, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. stanleyreporb

    stanleyreporb Regular Member

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    Hi, does a subdirectory have the same SEO power as the main website?
    I understand that a sub-domain doesn't get the authority or link juice from the main website but how about a sub-directory (www.website.com/subdirectory)?
     
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    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    My opinion is, Sub-directories are easier to manage and promote via SEO. If you can make the root domain super authoritative then it will boost all of the pages.
     
  3. stanleyreporb

    stanleyreporb Regular Member

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    What if the sub-directory is on a different wordpress install, different folder and has a different database? Will Google still see that sub-directory as the same as the main website or will that sub-directory have less authority than the main site?

    example:
    http://www.website.com
    http://www.website.com/subdirectory (new wordpress install)
     
  4. anssoft

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    In my little experience and what I have done with sub directories or domain, it will help you as long as the domain and the sub directory relevance to each other but it's hard to rank for the same keyword in the main website and the sub directory
    For the sub domain it's different story you can rank for the same term as long as you know how to compete
    good luck