“Subdomain or Subdirectory Name for a SEO Blog?–It depends!“
Some quick definitions of “Subdomain” and “Subdirectory”:
A subdomain is a completely different website (from the ‘main-domain’) and it looks like this, “http://subdomain.main-domain.com”.
*Note–For ease of clarification, I’ve used ‘main-domain’ instead of ‘site-domain’ as the Top Level Domain (TLD): e.g. http://main-domain.com or http://Top-Level-Domain.com
The URL of a subdirectory looks like this: “http://main-domain.com/subdirectory.”
Search engines see subdirectory just that–subdirectory of the website’s domain. Basically, what that means is that the subdirectory belong to the site’s main domain or subdomain, which again is a different website from the ‘main-domain’.
So, if the main-domain has high page rank (PR), the page rank gets distribute throughout the subdirectories within the main-domain; but the subdomain does NOT, however, feel the PR love from the main-domain 😛 . This is, again, because the subdomain is a different website from the main-domain.
O.K. Now that we’ve gotten the subdomain/subdirectory definitions down, let’s go back to the question of whether a subdomain name or a subdirectory name is best fitted for your SEO blog. » Continue reading: Subdomain or Subdirectory Name for a SEO Blog?