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Subdomain question/wordpress

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by marine584, May 20, 2014.

  1. marine584

    marine584 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have just bought a generic web domain name that is going to target the clickbank market. I was going to create multiple subdomains with the clickbank product. So it would be www.clickbankproduct.mydomain.com.


    I wanted to do this so I can save some money on domain names. I want it to become a haven for well documented articles about different products etc.

    My question is what I should do about the root domain i.e. www.mydomain.com? Should I prevent people from accessing it? If so how? The reason I ask is because I don't have the time to keep populating the root domain with all the different products that are located on the sub domains.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. t1sh0cfc

    t1sh0cfc Newbie

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    Hi marine584,

    I would say that you still need some qualitative content on your root domain homepage. Your DA depends on it so, all your pages will be dependent on its "popularity" and authority. Bear in mind also the Google Layout Update - use content but do not fullfill it with pictures or banners ;)
     
  3. RockstarSEO

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    Its better to continue on the same domain rather than a new domain or a new subdomain. I have seen people end up with good authoritative websites with lots of products on the same site and it also looks good and adds to the quality of the website
     
  4. marine584

    marine584 Registered Member

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    Ok that seems logical to have them all on the same domain. I just thought it would be better for SEO purposes to have the products name in the URL. If I have them all on the same domain it would be easier to manage. But I would then be only able to target 1 keyword per product. As if they are on the sub domain I can knock out 5 articles each targetting different keywords surrounding the product. Hmmm I shall have to have a think
     
  5. t1sh0cfc

    t1sh0cfc Newbie

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    You still could have the product name in the URL extension. And bear in mind that this is not always so powerful and it could look spammy to SEs if you use spammy-look subdomains ;)
     
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    Hey OP,

    It should not be this case, skip the subdomain and head to the main one. A simple reason is the maintenance issue and seo process. Why make life so hard just for a subsidiary problem.

    Best Regards,
    Commoner
     
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  7. t1sh0cfc

    t1sh0cfc Newbie

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    Commoner is absolutely right.
     
  8. Alienator

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    "save some money on domain name" is ok, but including product name in subdomain (I suppose it's gonna start from product name) will bring you really good SEO benefits. Just make enough links on your main domain page, to ensure your visitors have no way to go than to your subdomain selling page.
     
  9. marine584

    marine584 Registered Member

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    Ok thanks for all your help. I will go for the articles on the main domain. Any ideas how I can target 5 articles/keywords per product and expand the articles if the product starts to sell? The only way I can think of is place a banner in the article to which it relates so it is targeting the right user if they land on my site by my article.
     
  10. FutureProofSeo

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    I've seen sites do well with sub domains, and they use the main homepage as a sort of directory to point to all of their various sub domains, then link around where appropriate in the footer/header. Much more work though, lots of manual stuff.

    It makes sense, in that, all links in your sub domain will be pointing to pages on the same topic, or the homepage, which keeps it well themed, compared to a multi niche site using a category structure, where *dog training* could be linking in the nav bar to *blue widgets* and *seo services*, unless you install/manually insert a silio plugin.

    Some hosting has a maximum sub domain allowance though, so check that out before you commit to it.

    FPS