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Subdomain vs Subdirectory. Which would be more efficient for a project like reddit? [on hold]

I know the question of sub-domains vs sub-directories is an unanswerable at most situations. We are working on a project like reddit, where the contents of each topic are entirely different. To say ...
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How do I hide the install folder [webroot] while using a subdomain?

Wanted to try out a web install of Owncloud. For some reason or another Owncloud has a hard time masking its own install folder (the webroot) when using a subdomain defined via an A record and picked ...
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Using sub-directory vs single directory urls [duplicate]

I'm creating a location based site and was debating between two styles of writing urls. The first shows the name of the restaurant followed by the city its located in. example.com/hillstone-new-york ...
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How to integrate a content in foreign language (not an version of the site in foreign language) in a wordpress website not to have a bad SEO

I want to renovate a website for a customer bringing the content to wordpress, the site (with .com domain) is in italian language but despite a large part of the site is in english language (so, it's ...
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Should I use a subdomain or a subdirectory?

I have setup a system that will allow me to generate sub websites. These will be completely independent websites that will share a single users database and will all fall under video games. The parent ...
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How to setup structure of a site with multiple sections with different language requirements section wise

I need to know the best way to setup structure for a site having multiple sections (Articles & Property) with each section having different language requirements. 1) Article section: It ...
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Google Site: listing Parent Domain directory Index

Currently when we search site:domain.com on google we get a return of 3.6 million pages indexed, About 3,650,000 results (0.31 seconds). When we search site:domain.com/childdirectory we get 3.8 ...
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Subdirectories for countries, but no content in the root level - a problem?

We are in New Zealand and operate in NZ and Australia. We have a .com domain with /nz and /au subdirectories. All content is in the subdirectories and the root level only has a splash page to select ...
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What should be in index files in unused subdirectories?

What's the best practice for index pages in subdirectories which aren't being used (have no content)? Example root/subfolder/index.html My thoughts were to set up a redirect to either the 404 page ...
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Can I point a limited number of subdomains to a subdirectory using DNS?

I have taken my domain Freenom.com (a domain provider) and hosted it on Sixserve.com (a hosting service). The problem is that this hosting service allows only 3 sub-domains for per hosting plan, and I ...
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Can you use the ccTLD for sub-directories when geotargeting?

I know when targeting a specific country or region the best way to do it with the the ccTLD. But if you choose the sub-directory route, should those sub-directories be named the same way you would use ...
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Identify IP address / hosting of inner pages

Working on a website which an SEO agency had previously done lots of spammy work on and built loads of duplicate home pages in subfolders just with a different locals in the title and URLs. However ...
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How do I host my community as a subdirectory rather than subdomain?

I want to harness the SEO benefits of having my community portal sitting as a folder of my main domain, rather than as a subdomain. A lot of the content that is naturally generated is relevant to my ...
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Must the fulltext version of papers be in the same subdirectory as the html abstract to be indexed by Google Scholar?

I have recently made an online repository of papers for an academic organisation. But we are not being picked up by Google Scholar. I think it might be because the fulltext urls are not in a format ...
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Mapping a subdirectory to a second domain using hostgator?

I currently have all of my site hosting routed through my site www.iamkuhan.com, but I want one of my subdirectories, iamkuhan.com/raindelay to map to www.raindelaypodcast.com. I feel like this is ...
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Redirecting www to non www in subfolder

I have Joomla installed on root folder and another Joomla installed on a subfolder. I want to redirect www to no-www in subfolder by this code in blog .htaccess: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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Is it possible to configure a .htaccess file to access example.com/subdomain/ without any redirects?

I need to configure 2 CMS's on a domain. The first is on example.com. The other is on subdomain.example.com. Is it possible to configure a .htaccess file so that the second CMS is accessible as ...
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Moving RewriteBase rule in htaccess to httpd.conf

I'm now working in a server environment where I can access and edit httpd.conf, which is preferable from a performance and a revision control standpoint. I have a few sites (they are Drupal) running ...
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What might be the benefits in regards to pay-per-click (PPC) for sub-folders vs. microsites

I have a client that has a single main site and multiple franchise micro-sites. The micro-sites have most of the functionality that the parent site does but the content is restricted to a specific ...
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Can I redirect a root site under IIS to a subdirectory, without affecting other applications?

I'm running IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008R2. I currently run a site at the root of mydomain.edu. I also have a variety of applications (e.g., mydomain.edu/calendar, mydomain.edu/research, ...
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Moving directory to domain and maintaining SEO

I recently completed a website for a client, which was hosted on my own personal server until we were ready to move it to their own dedicated domain. Inadvertently, the sub-directory got indexed when ...
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Subdomain redirects to subdirectory [duplicate]

Supposing I have folder called "support" inside root folder "/public_html". I've added a subdomain in my server's panel so that when going to "support.mydomain.com" it redirects to ...
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Migrating website to subfolder in another domain

I've a old site : site1.com but I want to move it to a folder in another site: site2.com. So site1.com/about.htm content should be accessible as site2.com/new/about.htm. Beyond doing a 301/302 I ...
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Does masking a subfolder with .htaccess have a negative effect on SEO?

My website is physically located at example.com/websitedirectory. I am masking the folder so that the document root folder is redirected to /websitedirectory and the folder is masked, so that it ...
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Google bots and iframe

Here is the problem: Let say I have mydomain.com. The externaldomain.com/article/mydomain has an iframe with mydomain.com inside but the externaldomain.com robots.txt contains: Disallow: /article/ ...
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SEO impact of 301 permanent redirecting a domain to a sub-directory of another domain?

I had my own experience of 301 permanently redirecting a domain to another (every page mapped) and Google properly worked everything out and it never had any problem SEO-wise. However, what if I'm ...
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Do search engines assign any weight to directories within a domain?

I have a piece of content that I'm distributing to news outlets. The primary purpose is to educate and build brand, and of course backlinks never hurt. Is there an SEO benefit to our future ...
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How do I configure Drupal so that is not in a subdirectory?

I loaded Drupal folder into public_html. All works fine. The site opens correctly, but only when I give full address including folder as IP:80/drupal. How do I use only IP:80 to access the website. I ...
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Can domain masking be used to move content from a subdomain to a subdirectory?

example.com is hosted on IP address c.c.c.c at host1, no access any windows server admin at all blog.example.com is on IP a.a.a.a at host2, full access to Linux server admin, using WordPress So ...
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Will adding top level directories with similar structure to existing directories change the SEO of my site?

I've been pointed this way for SEO related questions and this one has had me pondering for a little while now. I'm recreating a site's structure. The website's content is generated through several ...
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Directory URLs for SEO: can the base directory name change when used by itself?

Does it make a difference for SEO if I make my URLs like this: mydomain.com/companies (main category exploration section) mydomain.com/company/nike As opposed to mydomain.com/company (main ...
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301 directory redirect exclude subdirectory

I need to do a 301 directory redirect in my httpd.conf file but exclude a subdirectory within the directory. Example: RedirectPermanent /redirect/ http://www.mysite.com/. But I want to exclude this ...
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Top Level Domain (.com) and subdirectories for each country: Do they need their own content to rank in Google?

If I want to have a new site with a .com domain and have a /uk/ and /au/ folder for ranking in the Google results for each country, do I need to create a /uk/blog/ and a /au/blog/ to get content for ...
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Should I use a subdomain or subdirectory for a Q & A forum section of a site?

I run a coupons and deals website in a niche market, and I'm in the process of adding a questions and answers section to it. Based on my research, I found popular websites that use either ...
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apache2 subdirectory access

I am setting up an apache server on my linux (debian) machine. I am making a website, with sub directories that contains my css and image file. Here is my config. <Directory /var/www/*> ...
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How to map a blog to path

I would like to create a blog, and I want to have it in a custom URL. Moreover, I would like to host this blog in a subdirectory of my domain, i.e. www.myurl.com/blog, instead of a subdomain (e.g. ...
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Location-Based redirection and duplication in sub-directories affecting SEO

I currently own the website www.xyz.com. The website has a sub-directory for each of the 3 target countries: .../en-US/ (United States), .../es-MX/ (Mexico), and .../es-DO/ (Dominican Republic). I ...
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Should I choose sub-directories over sub-domains in this case?

I'm developing an application at the moment which shows local content based on location. Since the site is intended for local users, there won't be much need to change domain. For example: someone ...
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Do sites in subfolders affect the ranking of the main domain?

Does putting an unrelated site in a domain's subfolder (to avoid buying a new domain name) affect the domain's search engine ranking even if there are no links between them? For example, is it a bad ...