Subdomain is a domain which is a part of a larger domain. For example, 'sub.example.com' is subdomain of 'example.com' domain.

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Subdomain versus new domain

I'm adding a blog to a site. Would it be better for SEO to put it at blog.example.com or at www.exampleblog.com? I already own www.exampleblog.com . Would combining the words together to exampleblog ...
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Preventing Spiders on One Subdomain?

We currently host multiple sites on the same domain that all live in the same physical directory on the server. Each is database driven and lives at a unique subdomain. For example, site1.example.com, ...
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Is an externally-hosted subdomain a security risk?

A company I've been developing a web site for wants to keep their current domain, which is something like company.parentcompany.com. Because we wanted to use a different CMS, the parent company ...
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Google webmaster tools reporting entire nil subdomain linking to www domain, despite permanent redirect

Looking in webmaster tools it is reported that I have a thousand of so inbound links from my root domain, domain.com, to www.domain.com. This is despite the fact I have a permanent redirect setup in ...
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How to Preserve PageRank for Disappearing Pages?

Pretend that USA Today has a section of their site where the sell electronics, which they locate at http://electronics.usatoday.com. The subdomain is powered by an online electronics store called ...
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mod_rewrite: rewriting http://$SOMETHING.app.example.com/ to http://www.example.com/app/$SOMETHING

I'm trying to make http://$SOMETHING.app.example.com/ transparently rewrite to http://www.example.com/app/$SOMETHING. The config below is giving me a 404 and I'm not sure why. ServerName ...
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How do i tell google to ignore my subdomain?

I did a search and i found a link to my site... twice. They are exactly the same except one is www and the other is static. How do i tell google to ignore everything in my static domain?
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How to create .htaccess to block access to a subdirectory that hosts a separate domain

So I am pretty noob at with creating code in .htaccess, but I know it is what I need to accomplish a pretty simple task. So here is what I want to do. I have a main domain, (me.com), and I am hosting ...
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Google doesn't index a subdomain. What can be the problem and what can be done?

I have a domain, let's call it example.com, which has a subdomain, games.example.com. I maintain a games forum using phpbbseo which is located at games.example.com/forum. The problem is that the forum ...
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change the subdomain and keep the rest of the url

I'm working on a multilingual website, and I want to generate the links in this way: The site is domain.tld and defaults to English, It has some subdomains like fr.domain.tld which will be in ...
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Move subdomain into subdirectory SEO question

I have read this article: http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/subdomains-and-subdirectories/ But I'm not 100% clear if moving my subdomain website into a subdirectory on the main domain would change ...
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Subdomains as external backlinks

as far as I know backlinks are good for SEO when they come from external or websites or domains, what about subdomain? do they have the same value of external backlinks or they are just like internal ...
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Subdomains on WampServer

I'm working on WampServer for development, I've set up the domain tuniguide.local and it works fine with this configuration: DocumentRoot "D:\www\tuniguide" ServerName tuniguide.local But when I ...
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Implications on automatically “open” third party domain aliasing to one of my subdomains

I have a domain, let's call it www.mydomain.com where I have a portal with an active community of users. In this portal users cooperate in a wiki way to build some "kind of software". These software ...
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How do I setup a subdomain in godaddy.com and point to another server?

When I create a subdomain in godaddy.com the only option is to forward that subdomain, and I don't want to forward it, I want it to point to another server. I don't want the main site or the email ...
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Google shows subdomain of main site instead of add on domain URL

I use Lunarpages and have set up a few add on domains to my main account. These show up as sub-domains of my main account, but they can be reached by using the new domain I've created. So: ...
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Some Punycode URLs redirect to Unicode but others don't, why?

I've setup two subdomains, each using punycode: http://xn--xxa.hawx.me/ -> http://μ.hawx.me/ http://xn--l6h.hawx.me/ -> http://♪.hawx.me/ If you visit the unicode versions, ♪.hawx.me will stay the ...
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Domain held at one registry, need to redirect to subdomain on my own hosting provider

There are lots of questions around this general area, but I haven't seen one that exactly mirrors what I'd like to know. It's per the title really. My understanding (and what I'm told by my host) is ...
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What is the proper way to setup Google Apps email accounts for a subdomain?

Let's say I've registered domain.com at enom and set it up to use Google Apps for email by rerouting DNS to enom's servers and editing the MX records there. That works flawlessly. Now let's say I ...
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WikiMedia on a subdomain - creating a new page

If I have a WikiMedia installation in a subdomain, like wiki.example.com, how do I create a new page? I mean, they said that when I put a link in the wiki, it would appear red. If I clicked it, it ...
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subdomains apache rewrite rules

Let's say I have my web folder as public_html. In there I have a sub folder. I can view the folder at: www.mydomain.com/sub & mydomain.com/sub What I want is: sub.mydomain.com This will show ...
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How to forward a [sub]domain to another address? (not just HTTP!)

I have bought domain1.me from GoDaddy... (yeah, I know... but ME domain registrars seemed quite hard to find...) I'm mainly hosted at 1and1. I have registered subdomain sub1.domain1.me and redirected ...
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Getting SSL certificate for a sub-domain

Our company owns a domain say www.mycompany.com. I understand that it is trivial to get an SSL certificate for above domain since we do have a website running on that address. We want a certificate ...
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One subdomain is not working [closed]

My main domain works just fine - www.example.com and a subdomain set up by another developer works as well - sub1.example.com. But when I try to set another subdomain up I go through the process ...
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should I move my completed site from it's subdomain to it's own hosting? Will it hurt SEO

I have one hosting account and about 11 domains. The domains are completely individual not having content, topic or themes in common, 11 indidivual domains and websites. To save some cash up front I ...
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Forwarding a subdomain to main domain using Godaddy

I have current blog, which was hosted on Tumblr at http://blog.ryanhayes.net. I'm moving it over to http://ryanhayes.net, and have all the 301 redirects set up for the blog entries to map to my new ...
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At what thresh-hold should i get my blog its own domain?

Is there some kind of thresh-hold to start seriously considering buying a domain and moving away from the [name].[blogspot,etc].com? In this case I have a blog that focuses on personal miscellany ...
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Subdomain as home page

I'm looking at how best to launch a project using subdomains to create around 10 'minisites' of sufficiently differing content using the subdomain as branding. There will never really be much content ...
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How to solve this problem with my subdomain?

I have my site hosted at http://blog.rgksugan.in. I have set a subdomain in it for my blog. But after landing on my blog whatever other links I click i get the link as ...
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Find child domains of a URL

Is there a way to find all the child domains of a URL? e.g. parent url: www.example.com Sample child domains: www.a.example.com www.abracadabra.example.com www.zoo.example.com
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How do I know whether a site is a daughter site of another?

Given http://www.ocfaustralia.org/ and site 2 http://griffith.ocfaustralia.org/, is there a way for me to tell whether site 2 is a daughter site for site 1? That is, if I were to remove site 1 would ...
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Multiple Wordpress installs on subdomains affecting SEO?

I am working on a website for a photography business in town and was asked to do something I'd never considered before. The company wants a basic webpage for it's "general" business -- ...
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How to redirect calls from http://svn.example.com to http://dev.example.com:8443?

How to redirect calls from http://svn.example.com to http://dev.example.com:8443? Should I be asking our Cisco networking guy to set this up (and if so, what do I tell him to do?), or should I be ...
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Duplicate subdomains and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? I have two subdomains for the same website. One has quite a high page rank, the other ...
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Apache 2 virtual host configuration for subdomain redirection

I'm trying to set up a mail subdomain on my site that will simply redirect to my Google Apps mail account. I thought I could use the Apache 2 vhost configuration below, but it's not working: ...
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show content on domain.com from a sub directory

I have a domain that looks like domain.com on the server files look like: <www> <mydirectory> <otherstuff> <asubdomain> index.html .htaccess ok, so when you open the ...
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Which of this is search-engine friendly - google?

Which of this is search-engine friendly - Google? www.example.com/keyword www.keyword.example.com www.example.com/keyword1-keyword2 Please explain the logic behind while answering and rate them. ...
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Do subdomains help/hurt SEO?

If I have mysite.com, and blog.mysite.com, do search engines see those as 1 site or 2? Will using subdomains hurt SEO? I have some technical reasons why I can't use mysite.com/blog.
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Are page ranks for subdomains independent?

If I have a domain name say stackexchange.com and I want to host 2 sites X and Y as subdomains of that site. Will x.stackexchange.com help out y.stackexchange.com in page rank? Or will google treat ...
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Is it possible to find all subdomains for a certain domain?

a client of mine is currently hosting a web-project on one of his servers with some sub domains for previews, testing etc. Those are really hard to guess sub domains like: ...
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How can I tell Google Analytics to not use cookies for my sub domain?

I have my web site at example.com, and i have also setup a sub domain for serving static content at static.example.com. On my web pages I'm using Google Analytics, so it will attach its cookies to all ...
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How can I secure an installation of MediaWiki?

I want to run an installation of MediaWiki as a Internet-accessible personal wiki, running on wiki.mysite.com. However, I want to ensure that I am the only one who can read and write to this wiki. In ...
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Choosing which domain to secure

We've got a website that is served on both www.example.com and just example.com - we've never done any sort of forcing users from one domain to the other, so if they land on example.com then that's ...
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DNS sub-domain registration

Is it possible to register a sub-domain if you don't own the base domain? For example, could I register NickLarsen.random.com if I don't own random.com?
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Why should I use a subdomain structure over a directory structure?

I want to do blog.mysite.com but i know it will negatively impact my PR with Google. When is it preferable to structure your site like that vs mysite.com/blog? Is it only for the benefit of PR?
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Subdomain versus subdirectory

I recently moved from having a main site like www.example.com with a subdomain associated site yyy.example.com, to moving everything off the subdomain to a subdirectory like www.example.com/yyy/, with ...
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Should I include “www” in my canonical URLs? What are the pros and cons?

What are the pros and cons of having http://www.example.com/ vs http://example.com/? For example a problem I'm aware of is that if I use a domain without www I can't set a cookie for the current ...
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Why insert static files (CSS, images, JavaScript, ECC) in a subdomain?

Why so many big and little sites inserts static files (CSS, images, JavaScript, ECC) in a subdomain like media.example.com or s2.static.example.com? What are the advantages? Why not just a directory ...