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set up blog as subdomain or a folder. Pros and cons.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MikeSteven, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. MikeSteven

    MikeSteven Newbie

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    Hi,

    I am a newbie and was wondering if there are differences and/or benefits in setting up your blog as a subdomain on your website or simply as a folder on your site?
     
  2. dogmann11

    dogmann11 Junior Member

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    I think a subdomain would be best. That way your keyword optimized subdomain name will appear before the main domain name rather than after as would be the case for a folder. Of course, setting up on a TLD would be best of all.

    Other considerations may play in... so I defer to those with more expertise on this forum.
     
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  3. promosirupiah

    promosirupiah Junior Member

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    if subdomain get sandboxed, the main domain may be still safe.
     
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  4. promoi

    promoi Newbie

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    If you already have a site that has high authority and has been around for a while then you would want to use a folder. This way your blog can gain the benefits from linkjuice, etc.... Unless of course you are going to do something BH... then you would want to protect yourself
     
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  5. MikeSteven

    MikeSteven Newbie

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    Ok, since site is new and I might make some mistakes (BH) Woudl be safer to go for subdomain
     
  6. alphad0g

    alphad0g Regular Member

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    Subdomains work fine. Sometimes they actually even work better if your main page gets a decent amount of hits.
     
  7. zestoi

    zestoi Newbie

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    if you use a sub you can then create your own backlinks compared with inlinks for a folder. i use both methods - depends on the site, what else i have to promote it, etc.