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 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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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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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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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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Subdomains vs. subdirectory – status as of 2012.

This following question by Jeff was in 2010 and I wanted to check how things have changed in the past 2 years. My problem: I run a site with most of the content distributed to subdomains that’s are ...
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.htaccess directory to subdomain

I have been trying to make a subdomain from a directory (made by .htaccess) to be used as the main page starting like http://domain.com/sub/2/3/4.html and turning into ...
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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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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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How to point a domain to another subdomain?

I'm really a newbie about this issues so excuse me if this is a rather dumb question, I'm trying to point a domain a client of mine bought to a sub-domain of mine, they're both from different ...
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Redirect/Rewrite Subdomain to Subfolder

I'm trying to redirect a subdomain to a subfolder e.g. forums.domain.com to www.domain.com/forums Note that I started the forums in the subfolder format but worried that members might mistakenly try ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Are subdomains (for mobile-specific pages or localization) bad for SEO?

You have a website: http://www.mysite.com You want to serve up mobile-optimized pages for mobile devices. I've seen a lot of companies redirect mobile devices to this type of subdomain: ...
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Webmin - Setting up multiple virtual hosts - Subdomains

Can someone please help me in using WEBMIN to setup virtual hosts. My current domain www.MYDOMAINLOLFAKE.com currently functions. Settings are as follows - Apache - Handles the name-based server ...
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Why does my site only work with a www in the URL?

I'm a bit confused as the following points: There is a simple text website, with no javascript, that works only with the prefix. http://www.mysite.corporation.com works but ...
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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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Better SEO from sub-directory or sub-domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Subdomain versus subdirectory I'm working on a site that will act as a sort of companion site or sub-site to my main site. Is there a difference in SEO of setting it ...
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Dev site indexed by Google

I was developing a new version of our site on a subdomain (dev.oursite.com) and the robots.txt with the Disallow got replaced at some point, so the site got indexed by Google and other search engines. ...
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Moving from Subdirectory to Subdomain structure

I have a website (powered by Rails/Postgres and nginx) where I had setup a blog and a coupons section as: http://myrailsapp.com/blog/ http://myrailsapp.com/coupons/ Blog is powered by wordpress and ...
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URLs which begin “www2”

I was sent a link recently http://www2.biotech.wisc.edu/ I've occasionally noticed this appear in some web addresses, where does the "2" come from? Does it mean anything? How would I go about getting ...
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Starting from scratch xxx.yyy.com or www.xxxyyy.com (any SEO difference?)

I know there are lots of answers both here (e.g. this and this) and elsewhere which deal with subdomains and their impact on SEO. However, often the questioners are either asking about subdomain ...
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Subdomain or domain?

We have more than one content management system (eCommerce) running on our site and we want to know would it be wise to separate these systems and run on their own server for better performance, ...
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subdomain not working and added /mysubdomains/devsitename

I am having a site www.example.com which working fine and I have a number of sub-domains which are working fine except one. When I gave the url subdomain.example.com the address bar showing as below ...
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Redirect subdomain (weblog) to new domain without access to .htaccess

I have a blog that has PR 1 on a subdomain aaaa.domain.com of a blog server domain.com. Now I want to buy a domain newdomain.com and I want to tell google webmaster to redirect the old subdomain to ...
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Moving site from its own domain to sub directory or subdomain - updating Webmaster Tools

Is it possible to tell Google's Webmaster Tools that our site hosted on www. has moved to a sub folder or perhaps even a subdomain? I know this is possible by using 301's but would appreciate if ...
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Registering multiple domains vs. subdomains

We are currently planning on registering multiple domains for different parts of the website we own. For example consider that we have example.com as the main domain and have assigned all the ...
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Subdomains vs folders, for multi account/users application

So, for a multi user web app, what is better: http://username.domain.com Or http://domain.com/username I would like to get feedback about security, scalability and maintenance specifically, app ...
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domain, subdomain and ranking

we have a well ranking site on the domain(e.g. www.test.com) running for 2 years having good PR i.e. 5 and the site having its 400000+ url indexed and then we have a new site on the subdomain(e.g. ...
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Tumblr custom subdomain stoped working

I have added my custom .tk subdomain to Tumblr. My DNS setup for this domain looks like this: A - mydomain.tk - xx.xxx.xxx.xxx ; MX - mydomain.tk - xxxxxx.pamx1.hotmail.com ; ...
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Incoming Cname does not show the subdomain

I have a subdomain: sub.domain-one.com which has a CNAME which points to sub.domain-two.com. All good. But when I enter sub.domain-one.com I don't see the sub.domain-two.com, but the basic page of ...
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LaunchRock CNAME configs, what do they do?

Trying out LaunchRock, and ran across this: general-instructions-for-creating-your-cname-record Basically as far as I'm able to tell they only support using your sub-domain as the URL, not having ...
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Why does my link to a Subdomain not work?

My hosting provider has problems. I put Drupal on a sub-domain of my site. When I try logging in or clicking a link it comes to a Internal server error. But if I navigate to the actual directory it ...