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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 up on a sub-domain or sub-directory?


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A subdomain is considered a different domain so no page rank will transfer. If you want to share page rank put it in a subdirectory.

  • As far as i'm concerned page ranks are no longer awarded at all by google or am i missing something?
    – Stanislav Ageev
    May 7, 2011 at 0:28
  • Where did you see that?
    – Galen
    May 7, 2011 at 16:28
  • Oh sorry it was google who removed it from webmaster tools, so people will stop concentrating on it so much
    – Stanislav Ageev
    May 7, 2011 at 20:12
  • -1 as it mentions PageRank (PageRank === ThoughtCancer) - but yeah: a subdomain is seens as a sperate (domain) entity by google (a seperate site)), where a subdirectory is the same site.
    – Franz
    May 10, 2011 at 7:07

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