Msg#: 34931 posted 11:29 pm on Jun 26, 2006 (gmt 0)
I wonder if it makes any difference. I went the directory route a few years ago and have been perfectly happy with it. As the site evolved the homepage of one of the directories is now the busiest page. It ranks very well with both Google and MSN on a good single word search.
When I look at the top 10 results 3 are the homepage of a subdirectory while the rest are the root homepage. I think the pages are ranking on thier own merit and not if they are in a directory or subdomain.
Msg#: 34931 posted 11:53 pm on Jun 26, 2006 (gmt 0)
From my experience, subdomains get PR assigned as an independent site... could crosslink quite nicely... but be carefull that the site your doing this with has some age behind it, otherwise you'll get burnt just as you would for cross link many new domains... adding them slowly works well...
Msg#: 34931 posted 6:48 pm on Jun 27, 2006 (gmt 0)
I feel it depends on the content. If widgets.domain.com could stand on its own under any other circumstances, I think it makes sense to use the sub domain. If not, then I stay with the traditional directory structure. Just my 2 cents