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Subdomains vs Domains

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by 730promo, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. 730promo

    730promo Junior Member

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    Hi,
    Im working on a website that is about to intergreate with its sister company. The site is international and they are pondering over the benefits of having each countrys site seperated by subdomains e.g. uk.xxxx.com, us.xxxx.com or to get domains for each site e.g. www.xxxx.co.uk, www.xxx.com. Some of these sies will also be a different language. What affect would this have on the SEO and which would you recommend??

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. MeetTheVirus

    MeetTheVirus Regular Member

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    Usually its best practice when geo targeting to use a different domain for each location.

    Even more so if you are trying to get multiple page one listings for a term.. I remember Matt Cutts suggesting that in most cases their algorithms ensure that no more than 2 results appear on the SERPs from the same domain or subdomain.
     
  3. Blackrockmolem

    Blackrockmolem Newbie

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    get domains for each one!
     
  4. N1CHOLAS

    N1CHOLAS Regular Member

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    I would go with two diff sites hosting the .com in USA because it will help google give weight on the . com for american search.

    If i was going to use the same site, i would use folders not sub domains, folders always look the best.
     
  5. live-media

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    either method works

    depends on competition and what you do with those pages