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Should I get a new domain or create a subdomain?

12:02 pm on Dec 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I currently own a site about cell phones news, which is almost a year old. 95% of my pages are indexed by Google and all articles are picked up by Google News.

I now want to add more tech news, but don't want to mix it up with the phones. I purchased a new domain but I don't know if I should start writting there or create a subdomain ... It may take months for the new domain to get indexed by Google.

What do you think?

Thank you!

4:33 pm on Dec 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If I were in your place, I would start with a new domain, not a subdomain. Please note that I am "famous" for my patience though. :-)

If you consider your web projects to be long-term, then I suggest that you go with a different domain.

7:07 pm on Dec 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If the tech news is related to phones I would suggest a subdirectory approach and avoid the subdomain. Think down the road when you have developed that news section..wouldnt it be nice to get inbounds links to your main domain , rather than a subdomain ( effectively a seperate domain in all but a gaurantee to avoid the sandbox ).

I speak from experience. I am soon to aggregate my subdomains into my main domain. I believe in the linking strategy , there is a glass ceiling on the number of good links you can get to a purely commercial site , whereas if theres " juicy " stuff in that domain ( your news ) you stand a higher chance of breaking that glass ceiling.

If the tech news is about widgets and not phones .. then of course a seperate domain and forgive the digression.