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Thinking of making a silo!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by royserpa, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. royserpa

    royserpa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys!

    Ive been thinking about making a silo site, but i just keep askkng this to myself: can a silo be done on a subdomain or does it need to be done on a root domain?

    Also, if i remembered correctly, Google takes subdomains as new domains, right?
     
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    Sub domains vs domains


    Domains and subdomains only get combined in the algorithm IF they have niche related information. If the majority of information is not in the same niche you should be good.
     
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    Awesome reply! :)

    I just thought on this scenario. Lets say that domain.com was penalised i some way, will this also affect all subdomains or only the root domain?
     
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    Normally, and I say this based off only my own studies, it is only the sub domain that gets the penalty as long as the algorithm has not connected you pages (that being only when content is related). WITH that being said if you start to get around 20% of all your sub domains penalized they will see your TRUE domain as a threat and connect the dots and penalize you.

     
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    Great reply bro!

    Ive been searching for these for some time now and didnt get my answer so i had to ask :p

    Also, how can one make a branded backlink to a subdomain?

    Would it be like:

    1) making the anchor text "subdomain.domain.com"
    2) and the target url "subdomain.domain.com"?

    OR should i build branded anchors like:

    1) Anchor: "domain"/"domain.com"
    2) and target url: "subdomain.domain.com"?

    This is quite interesting as creating a subdomain gets more juice than trying to create a site from the ground.