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the reults for a very competitive keyword in my business are really very bad:
#1 131 backlinks and maindomain = OK
#2 55 backlinks and maindomain = bad result
#3 23 backlinks and subsite = very bad result
#4 33 backlinks and maindomain = bad result
#5 38 backlinks and subdomain = very bad result
#6 56 backlinks and maindomain = bad result
#7 240 backlinks and maindomain = OK
#8 28 backlinks and subsite = very bad result
1 month ago google has listed only top maindomains for this very competitive
keyword but now
the reuslts are absolutely bad. This are not the only results where
irrelevant sites are at the top. I
have found sites which ranked #2 for a keyword with 0 backlinks. Very
After the brief sandbox test, the sandboxed sites went back into the freezer, but the brand new stuff stayed.
I don't see what is wrong with a subdomain ranking higher than a maindomain.Nothing at all. If there is anything wrong then its the frequency of such results on the top of SERPS which is abnornal.
joined:Oct 27, 2001
Subdomains ruling SERPS, why not? There are tons of subdomains with great content, so what's the deal about it?
Google shouldn't give undue emphasis to a subdomain, or to keywords in a subdomain. A subdomain should be treated like a directory within a domain: no more, no less. Otherwise, Google is just opening itself to abuse.
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