Wordpress on Subdomain..

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  1. Cas87

    Cas87 Regular Member

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    May be a daft question for some! But i am going to ask it anyway ;)

    I am thinking of adding a blog to one of my websites, for news etc.. & was thinking of how to go about this, i have heard not to use a subdomain because it's better for SEO...

    Could you install wordpress like so..

    example.com/news without the need of having a subdomain ?

    or would i need to have it like news.example.com ?

    Which would be better for SEO, & why?

    Which option would you choose, if both are fine?

    And finally, are there any alternatives to wordpress i should consider?

    thanks :)
     
  2. DrEvil123

    DrEvil123 Junior Member

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    Technically fine to have it as site.com/news rather than sub domain.

    Not sure about SEO though, both have the same name somewhere in the URL so I wouldn't be too fussed about it.
     
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  3. sandipan1991

    sandipan1991 Newbie

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    some good method to start as a newbie?
     
  4. wonderpanties

    wonderpanties Registered Member

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    I know in cPanel you can do that.

    Add a directory > Install Wordpress on it. Which you don't need a 'subdomain' to be created at all.
     
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  5. thetraveller

    thetraveller Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I myself have created subdomains in this case, organic seo came fast after just a few simple posts, but the main domain is old and trusted.
     
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  6. ugjunk

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    Your best bet would be to go with Wordpress MultiSite. Your currently requirement would fit in perfectly for that. You can use install wordpress instances as a subdomain or subfolder. You can google WP Multisite to read more about that topic.