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Subdomain VS Subdirectory in SEO

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by eysiojo2, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. eysiojo2

    eysiojo2 Junior Member

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    Can you help me with this guys?


    What are most often good in SEO and ranking?


    A subdomain? blog.domain.com
    or
    a subdirectory ? domain.com/blog


    Anyone can share your experience and ideas?


    In terms of blogging, and landing page.
    Thanks a lot guys.
     
  2. ryan-isra

    ryan-isra Junior Member

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    domain.com/blog, because blog.domain.com wil lbe considered as a new site which need more effort to optimize.
     
  3. hpv222

    hpv222 Power Member

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    I agree with Ryan - the rule is that subdomains are treated as separate sites by the SEs or at least that used to be case (not sure if still valid after the most recent changes). I would go with a subdirectory if I were you
     
  4. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    dubious Regular Member

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    Generally, Sub-directories are better. Though I use subdomains all the time (ie: wiki.site.com, forum.site.com), more for practicality reasons or very specific circumstances (ie: custom rendering of site in a sub-domain that replaces the logo etc).

    That said, different site structures may require different architectures so you might want to do different types of backlinking if the structure or logic is different. That way subdomains would be preferable however you might as well get a new domain for that like Zapdos suggests (unless costs are a factor, ie: 1000s of subdomains).
     
  6. ugjunk

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    To be honest, this would solely depend on the situation and purpose to purpose. I would with what Ryan have mentioned but make sure you work on things based on your requirements and not exactly what everyone says.