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Subdomain vs Root Domain SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by elcappy, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. elcappy

    elcappy Junior Member

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    I have a question, I tried looking for the answer but I couldn't get anything clear on the big G.

    Does a subdomain rank separately from a root domain.

    For example, would blog.somedomain.com rank separately for the same keywords that somedomain.com is ranking for?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. adamgilchrist2012

    adamgilchrist2012 Newbie

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    Both rank is different because its a question of domain and sub-domain.
     
  3. ronmac321

    ronmac321 Registered Member

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    Both are treated as independent sites.
     
  4. jerky

    jerky Newbie

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    Yes both are treated as independent domains. I have observed it practically
     
  5. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    subdomains are treated as different domain in principle.... Anyway why would you want to develop sub-domain and domain for same keyword....
     
  6. TrulyReal

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    Yes it would be counted as a separate site. A lot of big companies like Yahoo and Google have subdomains. I've heard that it is even better if you host each subdomain on a seperate static IP.
     
  7. elcappy

    elcappy Junior Member

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    Push the competition down :)

    Awesome and yes indeed both are hosted on completely different IP's.

    Thanks all!