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afaik, Google treats sub.domains as seperate entities from the main domain.
also there would be NO point duplicating the content of domain.com over to sub.domain.com unless you are looking for a penalty for duplicate content.
(I may be completely wrong here, but I think the above is the correct scenario)
[edited by: Shak at 11:53 am (utc) on Mar. 9, 2003]
The conclusion is sub domain names are very effective at lifting your search engine positioning for niche products, less so for generic (highly competitive) search terms.
Take a Google search for a niche [snip] product like "[snip]", a webpage that is 3 pages deep into our website (with a homepage PR of 6) and we're still in the top 10.[snip - google search]
Even better still, if you are reaching a local market, like us - we're an Australian [snip]company - the results are even better. You can get a whole page of results. Take "[snip]" and of course, [snip]is 1st, but we've got 7 other webpages in the top 10.[snip - google search]
Hope that doesn't make me sound too proud, I'm new to the forum and wanted to make a contribution before I ask my own questions :-)
[edited by: paynt at 6:31 am (utc) on Mar. 12, 2003]
[edit reason] business, url and keyword snip [/edit]