SEO dilemma while setting up blog


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I have a website which is a web application. I am going to add a blog(wordpress installation). From SEO point of view is it better to have "http://blog.mysite.com" or
"http://www.mysite.com/blog" ?

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asked Jan 29 '10 at 13:05
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User2202
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I hate to point to another moz article, but this one is a bit more recent and talks about why subfolders are generally preferable to subdomains - http://www.seomoz.org/blog/understanding-root-domains-subdomains-vs-subfolders-microsites.

answered Jan 29 '10 at 16:30
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Randfish
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The short answer is: depends, but with modern search engines, it probably doesn't make much difference. Search Engine Journal has a fairly good article on this topic.

I would argue that it should follow the convention of the rest of the site. So, for instance, if your site has http://www.mysite.com/learn/, http://www.mysite.com/explore/ and http://www.mysite.com/meta as major portions, use http://www.mysite.com/blog/. If it has http://learn.mysite.com/ and so on, use http://blog.mysite.com/.

I personally follow the one-subdomain-per-major-product-group philosophy, and the blog covers all product groups, so I give the blog its own subdomain. YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary).

answered Jan 29 '10 at 13:28
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Arkaaito
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dated - but another good article from SEOMOZ 99% of the time a subfolder is the proper way to go. If you are launching an entirely different product (maps.google.com, translate.google.com) then subdomains are the right way to go.

answered Jan 29 '10 at 14:29
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Jim Galley
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