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Subdomain compete with other part of the same website with same keyw, question?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RuthSam, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. RuthSam

    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I was wondering what you would do in the scenario below:

    On the website there is a subdomain that is ranking No 60 for an keyword that we target, on the same domain we have a forum that is ranking No. 32 for the exact same keyword. The subdomain is not so important for us, would you put up an htaccess on the subdomain and redirect it to the forum (301 redirect) or would you don't care?

    I wonder if it would improve the ranking of the forum which is much more important to us or if it would hurt the forum to redirect from the subdomain?

    Any input please :)
     
  2. DJPaulyD

    DJPaulyD Power Member

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    I would do the 301 it should help improve the ranking of the forum.
     
  3. RuthSam

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    Yeah that's also what I thought of.. will do some more research.
     
  4. RuthSam

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    Any additional input please?
     
  5. whiteblackseo

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    Hmn...come to think of it, let me think.
     
  6. machomoney

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    ruthsam -->> why dont you change the on page seo and target closely related kw on the subdomain with less traffic, in this way the subdomin will be no 1 in the low kw and as your main domain is no 30 and you are earning from that, that is fine to have this combination.
     
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  7. RuthSam

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    That would actaully be a possible idea, thanks will try that.