subdomain vs directory

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by iantendo, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. iantendo

    iantendo Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2009
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    I have a site that's doing well however I have a 'how to' section of the site that I really want to start trying to get ranked for different search terms than my main site. I'm going to start building my backlinks but I'm just wondering if google prefers a subdomain rather than a directory?

    For example which would have a better chance of ranking well:

    or is there absolutely no difference?
  2. SethTurin

    SethTurin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 19, 2011
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    I just spent some time reading what Matt Cutts and a few others suggest, and it sounds somewhat contradictory to me in SEO terms. Subdomains would be useful if you're blocking off a new section of the site that may have its own style, theme, etc, whereas directories organize content across the keyword. I would do whichever is easiest for you, and maybe someone else can chime in.
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