From a SEO perspective is it better to host a website in a subdomain or a subfolder from your main site?

Question by Reckless Abandon: From a SEO perspective is it better to host a website in a subdomain or a subfolder from your main site?
Is there any evidence or does it not really make a difference?

Best answer:

Answer by Nuviman
Actually it’s all about your Page Rank. The great thing about using subdomains for domains that already have Page Rank is that it carries over, but in case you make an accident spamming one of your subdomains, it won’t have a negative effect on your main domain’s Page Rank.
Hope that helps.

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7 Responses to “From a SEO perspective is it better to host a website in a subdomain or a subfolder from your main site?”

  1. David says:

    When choosing between a subdomain and a subfolder one thing to note is that a subdomain is treated as an independent site by search engines. If you are adding a section to the site that complements the site then a subfolder makes sense as the interlinking and backlinks acquired will be relevant, otherwise a subdomain is the way to go which can be grown as an independant site.

  2. SweetPea says:

    Mostly subdomains treated as different website from your main domain.

    Hence: for SEO I would suggest to use subfolders for blogs or if you have another page which you’d like to add to your website. So in most cases you will only need the subfolders.

    Use subdomains when you have something very distinct product or service to sell, such as analytics.google.com or maps.google.com, adwords.google.com

    Or use subdomains when you have certain keywords that you already optimized your website and you don’t want to saturate keywords. Use the subdomains to target different keywords with separate and unique content.

  3. Jain Dee says:

    i think main domain is better. you can find all your seo question http://www.seohutt.com

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