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Subdomains Vs. Buying a new Domain

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by charlieyin, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. charlieyin

    charlieyin Newbie

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    So right now I have 3 domain names, and a bunch of subdomains. My hosting plan allows unlimited subdomains, so I was wondering how detrimental it is to have a bunch of subdomains? Are subdomains really that much worse? Does the big G prefer domains over subdomains, or does it not really matter? Thanks!
     
  2. tami6699

    tami6699 Regular Member

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    For ranking it doesn't matter, but you are not flexibel with subdomain, you can't split it.

    If you make SEO it looks not good if you make for a bodybuildingsite SEO and the url is: bodybuilding.sweetbunny.com etc.
     
  3. charlieyin

    charlieyin Newbie

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    So basically rankings don't get affected at all? What if I have a really generic domain that I split into many subdomains? Such as something.2tee.com or something
     
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    thetraveller Senior Member

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    Think about why most of the people prefer to buy a new domain for a new niche, three negative factors with a subdomain would be:


    1 - in some places you cannot submit subdomains as links and/or new links to promote
    2 - it's somehow harder to promote because the name gets longer and can distract
    3 - if the main domain happens to get some bad reputation then the subdomain will be linked to it, while a new domain it's on its own

    However, if the subdomains would be the same niche as the main domain i will personally use some.. hope this helps.
     
  5. themvf

    themvf Junior Member

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    If you want to promote a product on CB, I would say go with subdomain.

    If you are using adsense for a niche I would definitely go with a new domain.