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Would my rankings suffer because of this (subdomains, and too many affiliate links)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bpmik, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. bpmik

    bpmik Newbie

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    I basically have 2 questions, the first is about subdomains.

    I am thinking of setting up a Wordpress multisite with subdomains. So I would purchase a generic domain name, ie: mydomain.com then run specific niche websites under subdomains, such as coffee.mydomain.com and sports.mydomain.com

    I was thinking of making the "main" domain a place that shows the latest articles and comments from any of the subdomains.

    ie:

    From cheese.mydomain.com - Article - Read more.... (link to cheese.mydomain.com/article)
    From cars.mydomain.com - Article - Read more.... (link to cars.mydomain.com/article)


    Hope that makes sense. Is that a kind of site layout google wouldn't like? Unrelated subdomains linked by a generic domain?




    Second question, I am starting monetizing with simple amazon links. Write articles, link to related book topics on amazon. Show specific books throughout the article. Is there a point where I hit "too much" affiliate linking?

    I might go like this


    Title
    Adsense (?)
    Paragraph 1
    Paragraph 2
    Nice table with links to 4 related books on Amazon
    Paragraph 3
    Paragraph 4
    Paragraph 5
    Nice table with links to 4 related books on Amazon
    Paragraph 6
    Closing text
    Link to other related articles on subdomain


    Please comment if you think this is good/bad site design. I don't want to invest in too many seperate domains before I really start earning money online. Hence why I want to make subdomains. I have many ideas for small niche sites and I think they would best fit into subdomains with adsense and amazon monetization but I don't want to be punished for linking too many ads (is 8 books too much? 12 books? 20?). I realize there is no single answer but curious your thoughts. Thank you.
     
  2. tranza

    tranza Power Member

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    check out about.com how they do it.