1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Subdomain or Folder For Local Business (different locations)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tristangemus, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. tristangemus

    tristangemus Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    Canada
    Home Page:
    I have a client and I am ranking him for different locations in his area. For example, if he were a personal injury lawyer and i was targeting the following: (these are examples, not what we are actually trying to rank for)

    personal injury lawyer new york
    personal injury lawyer texas
    personal injury lawyer los angeles

    If his domain were JohnDoe.com would we do

    newyork.johndoe.com
    or
    johndoe.com/personal-injury-lawyer-new-york

    It seems obvious to me that the folder is a better idea but I would like other perspectives!

    Thank you.
     
  2. iiRISH_LUcK

    iiRISH_LUcK Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Ireland
    If it were me personally, I'd put it in a subdomain due to the slightly more professional look. If I saw the website address to a site within a folder, I'd wonder how many more folders with companies you have. Subdomains feel a bit more personal, to me anyway.

    Up to you man. There aren't really any benefits over either. I've a low post count so I understand if my view is invalid lol!
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
  3. tristangemus

    tristangemus Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    Canada
    Home Page:
    Hey your post count has nothing to do with it! Welcome to BHW :).

    I appreciate the input and I agree that the subdomain may look for professional however for URL keyword targeting I am still set on the folder over subdomain unless somebody changes my mind :).