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Re: Subdomains and SEO

__/ [Euro Stacey] on Tuesday 20 September 2005 13:59 \__

> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:dgp0bm$1gjh$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> __/ [Big Bill] on Tuesday 20 September 2005 13:13 \__
>>> On 20 Sep 2005 03:16:48 -0700, "sph001" <sph001@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>In all this - is there any recent discussions about Google favoring one
>>>>over the other? where the use of subdomains may HURT SEO ranking? thanks
>>> Slow it down a little maybe in that it can be seen as a new domain and
>>> treated accordingly. But not actually hurt.
>> Your utmost concern should be building your site properly. Build it
>> gracefully and search engines will like you. This should not in any way
>> hurt from a search engine's point-of-view. I fail to see why/hoe it may.
>> Remember that when a site is built to fool a search engine, it shows. As
>> Bill quoted earlier, it can hurt too and lead to banishment. Use
>> dubdomains
>> when it is suitable to do so. If your site sells flowers, gives Web mail
>> access and delivers photos, that's a read light. You should then use
>> subdomains or break apart into separate domains.
> Roy touched on some good points. I just recently created a subdomain. This
> was because I thought it would be better to separate my SIL's jewelry to a
> site in it's own. I am still in work with it so still have those 2 pages
> on my site until I get hers all set up better. My site in total handmade
> crafts etc. If I was to sell computer items then I would get a whole new
> domain and not use a sub.
> I created this sub, not for SEO reasons but to give the Jewelry a identity
> on it's own. Of course this can help with SEO as it can pull better SERP's
> toward beaded jewelry.

I would also like to add, while on the issue of content mish-mash, that
links should be handled with care. A list of links assembled in a single
page and pointing to different sites => link farm / link exchange (choose
your terminology depending on severity).

Also, sites created by careless/lazy spammers (also known as "scrapers") may
contain anything from vacation to Hawaii and wooden caskets, even on the
same page! Don't have a jewelry site under computersale.com as it will
confuse users (orientation) and arouse suspicion from crawlers.

If you need a subsite, you will know it. If it is utterly unnecessary, you
will know so too.

Follow your gut feeling, not a bunch of SEO's and an algorithm that over the
years continues to adapt and perceive sites the way that we, as humans, do.
Machine learning is developing and brute-force is more readily available.
If one think of 'getting away' with an organic subsite, it's time to think


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