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Submitting sub domains

Should i take the risk?



10:21 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My dilemma.....
The site i run currently has atleast two number 1 keyword rankings on google.....not bad for a newbie!
However this is the problem i have -
I own the domain name <snip> but the site has recently moved to a new free host.I have listings in DMOZ and top 10 listings for both <snip> AND the same site at <snip>.
When i submit <snip> the site is not being spidered because the actual links <snip>
doesn't theoretically exist -
Should i submit my new free host site and have three listings or can i get rid of the old free one?
Any help would be appreciated.

[edited by: engine at 10:34 pm (utc) on Jan. 8, 2003]
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10:28 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)


You may want to remove the domain names from your post.

Advice can be given without knowing your URL, and this way the forum does not become a spam centre.

Btw, Welcome to Webmasterworld.

as for your listing,

do the subdomains have DIFFERENT content than the main domain?



10:30 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Using sub-domains to submit sites under by Altavista is classified as sub-domain spamming so if you do it, dont do it by the masses and make sure EACH site offers the content relivent and if it were to be pointed out it wouldnt be blatent that it was a SEO's page.


10:45 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks folks - Sorry about the URL - wasn't spamming! just that when i have posted in other help forums i have been told off for not adding it... guess i can't win :)
The sub domains have exactly the same content as the main site - i only submitted the main domain because it looks better in the rankings than a long winded sub domain name..
I think my best option is to pay for domain hosting and wait for my site to be spidered again.
Would it be possible to submit pages other than the index page as they aren't listed at all ( Google )


10:49 pm on Jan 8, 2003 (gmt 0)


In my opinion you should contact the Dmoz editor for the category that you are in, requesting a URL change to the NON-sub.domain.

This will help achieve your goal of not relying on the subdomain, and also help getting your Domain name crawled.

As for getting paid hosting, well, hey, we all have to pay 1 way or another :)



12:22 am on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Shakil,
Just realised that neither site has more than the root page listed ,where at one stage google were actually listing Every single page under the sub-domain..
Have included -index,follow on both sites.
Not sure what you mean about DMOZ - it has both my listings sitting quite happily next door to each other - just want it to spider the other fifteen pages or so .

It seems like a catch 22 situation...Should i just bite the bullet untill i can afford paid hosting?

"This will help achieve your goal of not relying on the subdomain, and also help getting your Domain name crawled."
How will this help getting my domain name crawled?
Surely the reason it isnt crawled now is because the spiders cant find the links to follow..
Does having the FULL path to the page help i.e [mydomain...] page.html instead of just thispage.html.

Sorry to be a pain but i know one of you has the answer!




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