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    Subdomains Good or bad, I say good???


    Are they good or bad. I say they are good and as an example have a look at this.

    Monster.com owns jobs.com and jobs.com is full of subdomains, which gives them great placing in the SE's especially google

    any thought?

    I am doing the same with my site at the moment.
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    It all depends on what you are trying to achieve.

    Subdomains in the eyes of SE are considered a different domain.
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    That's ironic. Just today I got an e-mail from a friend who has a client that just changed hosts. The new host put the site in a sub domain. Of course the first thing that happened was the loss of a PR4 rank, although that might well come back on the next refresh. I'll defer to the more experienced in this forum for some insight into this practice.
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    Well if you have allot of updated content on the site yet this content is within a specific area. e.g. Jobs. Then it would seem like a good idea right???

    My jaw nearly dropped to the ground when I saw what monster was doing with jobs.com

    They seem to following very straight forward SEO techniques when it comes to Jobs.com and it is working a treat.
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    Originally Posted by sgroup
    It all depends on what you are trying to achieve.

    Subdomains in the eyes of SE are considered a different domain.
    Also if it is seen as a different domain is that a good thing for links to your domain?? if you link back with your specific Keywords, allows you to build up extremely relevent keyword links?
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    fromthe5, sub-domains are entirely seperate from the main server.

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    subdomain.domain.com all represent different parts of a website that may reside on different servers in different parts of the world. The PageRank of each subdomain will be different and based on the backlinks.
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    Originally Posted by fromthe5
    That's ironic. Just today I got an e-mail from a friend who has a client that just changed hosts. The new host put the site in a sub domain. Of course the first thing that happened was the loss of a PR4 rank, although that might well come back on the next refresh. I'll defer to the more experienced in this forum for some insight into this practice.
    ummm... Google consider a sub domain as a new domain for one....

    Are you saying your "friend" had a site called www.sad.com and a host put it on sad.hosting.com
    Poor poor friend....

    Unlucky if this is the case...

    I'm sorry if this sounds harsh but u can't take pr on holiday with you like you take your mother/whoever...
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    So therefore if on my site I can guarantee 1000's of good content site that is updating 100's of times a day I should be able to be very powerful as far as using subdomains and back linking to the main domain using different keqords on each of the domains?
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    So if G. sees this as a new domain, then there's also a chance that it will end up in the sandbox. Right?
    I'm starting to feel bad for them because this site enjoyed some #1 rankings for major keywords on the big 3 and was probably doing some decent business.
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    sandboxed. Good point. If that is the case it would explain why some of mine haven't come up yet they get searched allot by google.
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    Like I said, it all depends on what you are trying to achieve.
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    well I am trying to achieve similar to what monster has. have a look at my site www.zudora.com then go the "Jobs by company" area you will see that I have subdomains for various companies that then dsiplay updated jobs for those companies that then link back to me.
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    I would only create subdomains if you plan to SEO them separately for different KW's and make them a stand alone site. The benefit from the internal linking will follow naturally.
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    well that would be the plan. Due to the nature of my site. I potentially have thousands of keyword possibilities. Which would all need to be indexed.
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    Originally Posted by fromthe5
    So if G. sees this as a new domain, then there's also a chance that it will end up in the sandbox. Right?
    I'm starting to feel bad for them because this site enjoyed some #1 rankings for major keywords on the big 3 and was probably doing some decent business.
    Also one of the Subdomains that I created appaeared to come out of the Subdomain within days. I have only started to do this in the last couple of weeke
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