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Are there any advantages to having sub domains?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by emmy, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. emmy

    emmy Active Member

    Hello folks,

    I have been wondering and thinking if there is an advantage of using a sub-domain in your forum vs sub-directories in terms of ranking? I know Google and other search engines treat the sub-domains as separate sites and rank them separately, but the sub-domains could help your main domain for already established sites. Any opinion will be appreciated

    Thank you
     
  2. keith.arvixe

    keith.arvixe Active Member

    I don't use subdomains unless I am using a blog (IE: blog.yoursite.com) I prefer sub-directories I have never been dinged by google for this either. Then again I have never used sub-domains for anything else. That is just me however.
     
  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Google treats directories and subdomains basically the same now. So just use whatever you prefer.
     

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