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Multiple non-related sub domains ok? Can I create them w/o any SE penalties? espmartin msg:239462 8:36 pm on Dec 10, 2005 (gmt 0) Hello All,
Is there any SEO danger to creating sub domains that are totally separate in themes on one FQDN?
I understand that to SE's, a sub domain is seen as an entirely different site. So, will that impact my SERPs/PRx/Standings with G/Y! MSN for either one?
Or can I create it w/o any worries.
I'd be sure to not cross-link and carry out separate SEO plans for each.
[ edited by: caveman at 9:38 pm (utc) on Dec. 10, 2005] [edit reason] Removed specifics, per TOS [/edit]
tedster msg:239463 12:12 am on Dec 11, 2005 (gmt 0)
This sounds like what About.com has done -- and they even do a minimal amount of cross-linking between the subdomains. About doesn't seem to have suffered any ill effects. vaniaul msg:239464 3:11 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)
It wud be interesting to know the About.com's sub-domain strategy. tedster, it wud be great if you can shed some light.
How does the cross linking effect the SEO effort in this kind of SEO campaign.
vani tedster msg:239465 4:47 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)
Some ways to learn more on the topic:
1. Do a search on site:about.com on one of the major engines and see what you think about those results.
2. Search keywords related to the principal subdomain topics and see how often about.com has a nice position. 3. Explore about.com with the Yahoo Site Explorer [ siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com] to see more.
Those three actions should show you a lot about what they do over at about.com and how successful it has been for them to date.
vaniaul msg:239466 4:59 am on Dec 22, 2005 (gmt 0)
Great Thanks Tedster! Will just go over those 3 points for the insight!