The last pagerank update lowered my longstanding PR6 site to a PR5. For years, I've hosted swf files on my domain and embedded them in my html pages. I kept all these files in one directory and excluded that directory in the robots.txt file.
My questions are:
- Can I create a subdomain for example.com and point that subdomain to a different IP address on a different server?
- If so, would I have been better off if I created a subdomain of my original domain and pointed it to server 2 instead of using a totally different domain name? ie swfs.example.com
- How does google look at subdomains? Are they still part of the main domain or are they considered a totally different domain? If I still block the subdomain with robots.txt, will there still be a PR leak from example.com?