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subdomain vs. subfolder

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by maineyak, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    I'm looking to setup multiple niche adsense pages using YACG, and wondered if I should use subdomains, or subfolders. What do you guys think would be the best, and why?
     
  2. es0ter1c

    es0ter1c Newbie

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    I would say that subdomains would be better because sometimes they are treated as different sites. However I don't think google is that dumb.
     
  3. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    If the niches fall under the same broad category then I think subfolders would be better since they would all look like sub categories for the main category.
     
  4. Madeezy

    Madeezy Registered Member

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    I use sub domains massively.

    A few rules I have placed on myself over time are the following.

    If I use sub domains I make sure the main domain is not related to any sub domain name either in terms of category or phrase.

    The main domain name may provide the same umm focus but is not related to any niche or group of niche.
    Example of what I mean:

    Main domain tips.com
    You can use selling.tips.com, dogbreeding.tips.com, horseracing.tips.com

    Get it? the main domain is same but when its used for sub domain use it allows for very distinct domain and site creations.

    Recipes.com would not be the same. Its use creates too much 'relevance'
    and to have many of them coming from the same server could cause problems.


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    If your focus is primary on PPC then I would go the sub domain route
    If your focus is primarily seo and content driven then go the folder route.

    IMHO If you go the sub domain route and your focus is content / seo then do not go wild cross linking the sub domains..that will bring problems.
     
  5. blackhatcatz

    blackhatcatz Power Member

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    great advice, I was just looking at this and I'm planning to run generic offers via cpa and just through one site, is there any advantage if I go the sub domain route or not?

    Thanks!


    All the best,

    catz
     
  6. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    Yup, subdomains could be the way to go ..
     
  7. Hardmaster

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    subfolders is much better after last google update
     
  8. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    tips.com is exactly the kind of domain I'm talking about, that way I can have multiple subdomains. Kind of like about.com