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Subdomain vs Dedicated Domain

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by electric, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. electric

    electric Junior Member Premium Member

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    Let's say we have a travel site, or a movies site.

    With the exact same conditions (creation date, host IP, backlinks, content), which would rank better?

    watchharrypotter.com vs watchmoviesonline.com/watchharrypotter


    traveltonewyork.com vs travel.com/traveltonewyork

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  2. tivowatcher

    tivowatcher Junior Member

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    Keyword phrase in the top-level-domain (TLD) name is the way to go.

    I experimented with the idea of keyword-named pages off the main page and found it was too much work to get them ranked for the target keyword.

    Try finding a keyword phrase that gets a reasonable # of searches each month and does not have too much competition. Focus on ranking for that.

    If you have secondary keywords you want to go after (that relate to the main one) then go with sub-pages off the domain.

    Don't bother with subdomains (such as keyword.keywordphrase.com). I've had virtually no luck getting those to rank.

    -Dave
     
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  3. Platinum01

    Platinum01 Registered Member

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    I too have had very little success with subs keyword.keyword.com However when the keyword is in the domain and a longer variation in the directory using a wordpress permalink variation like keyword.com/bingo-players-for-keyword I have improved successes. Can depend on the string and keyword niche.
     
  4. rinrin

    rinrin Registered Member

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    It's better if you can get your keyword in the domain name, but even if it is not available, you can still put the keyword in your url (page name) and rank with enough backlinks.
     
  5. msslife

    msslife Regular Member

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    I agree with this dude :)