Sub domain or sub directories

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cashcow, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. cashcow

    cashcow Junior Member

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    Would hxxp://keyword.domain.com/ be more advantageous in terms of SERP than hxxp://www.domain.com/keyword/ ? Or is there no difference?
     
  2. jabbidoo

    jabbidoo Junior Member

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    A subdomain counts as an own domain I think...so I would use domain.com/keyword/
     
  3. Chamdi

    Chamdi Registered Member

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    As far as my experience goes. site.domain.com is treated as a different site by Google. As far as SEO is concerned both are fine but managing a site.domain.com can be a bit pain.
     
  4. cashcow

    cashcow Junior Member

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    So, basically I should go with sub directories, right?
     
  5. jabbidoo

    jabbidoo Junior Member

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    yupp...a new subdomain wouldn't have any linkjuice...
     
  6. seomanifest

    seomanifest Regular Member

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    The clear advantage of going with subdomains is if your site gets really big you can easily move a subdomain to a different host, subdirectories are easier to manage if you do not expect to scale, other than that there is no difference according to google.