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Old 04-19-2012   #1
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Lightbulb What's better for SEO: using a sub-domain or directory of a domain name?

Let's say your main American site is xxx.com

What would be better for the Australian site from an SEO perspective please?

australia.xxx.com or xxx.com/australia

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Re: What's better for SEO: using a sub-domain or directory of a domain name?

would go for xxx.com.au
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Re: What's better for SEO: using a sub-domain or directory of a domain name?

Thanks. That would be the ideal situation. Unfortunately the restrictions on the .com.au for non-Australian companies means we have to use our .com
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Re: What's better for SEO: using a sub-domain or directory of a domain name?

yeah I have some .au's but they get registered by my brother who lives there
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Re: What's better for SEO: using a sub-domain or directory of a domain name?

To answer your original question, though, a subdirectory is by far better than a subdomain. A subdomain is seen as a "separate site", although it does inherit some of the domain value.

The subdirectory is preferred because it's on the main domain and gets the full value.
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To answer your original question, though, a subdirectory is by far better than a subdomain. A subdomain is seen as a "separate site", although it does inherit some of the domain value.

The subdirectory is preferred because it's on the main domain and gets the full value.
I agree with you... directory & sub domain is diffrent...

domain directory will get more benefits...
sub domain can be useful such as

suppose i have one domain related books www. xxx .com/ & i want to sell laptop in my site... then laptop. xxx .com would be better for seo prospective.

rest of that sub folder is better.

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