Structuring your url for best SEO

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  1. royalmice

    royalmice BANNED BANNED

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    I need a little help here and hope some of you experts could help out a noob

    Which of the following would you say is the better :

    1. my-domain.com/babies/babynames
    or
    2. babies.my-domain.com/babynames

    and

    1.my-domain.com/babies
    or
    2. babies.my-domain.com

    I am planning on building a massive store but trying to figure out which would be the better linking structure to use

    Thank in advance and a very happy new year to ya all
     
  2. royalmice

    royalmice BANNED BANNED

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    Not sure if it is important but it will all be wordpress based domains and sub folders or sub domains with the pages i want to promote. Using WP as a doorway and to get content which will then be linked to the pages below or sub domains ( pending which u think is better)
     
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    royalmice BANNED BANNED

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    Think i created this thread in the wrong place, anyway i think i found the answer myself. I simple search of MSN showed that they use sub domains themselves, so WTF if they think it is good whom am i to argue
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    For the first one, it depends if it is just a baby themed site or if there is other stuff. If it's just about babies, then do #2 otherwise do #1

    For the second one, I recommend #1. Think of sub-domains as another website that is based off of your main site. ex. digitalpoint.com and forums.digitalpoint.com
     
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    It depends on the type of site you are creating. What is the site goal and purpose? Are you setting up a blog that you can monetize through affiliates and ad sense or an e-commerce store?

    E commerce stores, product and category pages benefit better from sub directories example.com/category/productName - opossed to sub domains because they are easier to interpret by people, encouraging higher click through rates - which in turn provides higher organic and paid rankings for those URL, or keyword searches that the page targets.
     
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    This thread is from 2008 - please don't bump old threads! check the date before posting.
     
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