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subdomain vs folder

thinking of creating a new subdomain

     

malinkacc

12:17 am on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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We're thinking of creating a new subdomain, which is better? (In terms of SEO) domain is about 4 years old and doing ok with google search.

Option A - we create blue.widgets.com - will google treat this as a brand new domain?

Option B - are we just better off creating widgets.com/blue

?

lakr

2:59 am on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Malinkacc, in my experience, you'd better use folder instead of subdomain, because it seems to be more difficult to get on top with subdomain (Maybe sandbox effect). With same amount of links, folders will rank higher.

Hope it help.

Lkr

Inspired

3:33 am on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yes, a subdomain is seemingly treated almost like a brand new domain in most cases, so a directory is a better choice (given the age of your domain).

new_seo

4:18 am on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yes, a sub domain is seemingly treated almost like a brand new domain in most cases, so a directory is a better choice (given the age of your domain).

Spot on....
And also if you create folder then widgets.com/blue will get some value of widgets.com,but in case of sub domain nothing is going to transfer.

lakr

7:39 am on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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And also if you create folder then widgets.com/blue will get some value of widgets.com,but in case of sub domain nothing is going to transfer.

Not completely true...

Compare:

Travel.Google.com and Travel.example.com (a newly registered domain), who will rank higher with same amount of SEO?

The answer is Google, so Google.com may transfer some value to travel.google.com

new_seo

8:00 am on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Travel.Google.com and Travel.example.com (a newly registered domain), who will rank higher with same amount of SEO?

The answer is Google, so Google.com may transfer some value to travel.google.com


I am not comparing in this way.I am talking about Travel.example.com and example.com/Travel.
Which will rank well?

soapystar

9:30 am on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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he's not saying compare..he's saying those who say no credit passes from the main domain to the subdomain may be misleading you.....

malinkacc

9:32 am on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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wow, thank you for your replies, forget subdomain it is.

soapystar

10:09 pm on Jul 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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and yet subdomains rule..you can get multiple listings with subs or one listing with a folder....
 

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