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
Would combining the words together to
exampleblog have a negative effect?
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If your company is called "Liam's Company" and your main website is at "liamscompany.com" then you can put the blog either at "liamscompany.com/blog" or "blog.liamscompany.com".
Personally, I prefer the former, because it tends to have fewer technical issues, but the latter also works (especially now that Google recognises the link between the different subdomains).
The problem with liamscompanyblog.com is that it really makes things confusing for:
It's possible to get round these issues, but why bother spending your time on this when you could be writing great content.
There are only 2 reasons I can think of why you wouldn't do this:
Would combining the words together to exampleblog have a negative effect?
Why would it? Is it spam? Or a manipulation of the search results? No. You just have two keywords in your domain: example and blog. That's all that means.