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I client of mine has a static website www.mysite.com and a blogger blog with the same subject mysiteblog.blogspot.com and wants to move the blog inside mysite.com to give her site a SEO boost. Will connecting blogspot with the subdomain blog.mysite.com affect page rank and search results for the main domain? How do the search engines crawl a domain witch is both static html (main site) and blogger structure (subdomain)?

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It will most definitely improve rankings on the main site (www.mysite.com). Google is known to be fond of regularly updated content, so a blog is a good move for the site. The way Google crawls the site is no different for a blog vs static HTML pages. I would just ensure that you have a Sitemap (and have it submitted to Google webmaster tools) to give it a bit of a helping hand.

  • Thanks for your answer! How about google treating subdomains as different sites (subdomain vs folder for blog)? Regarding sitemap, how can I submit a sitemap for both the static site and the blogger? I found this relative link: link – popelix May 2 '12 at 13:58
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    Historically, subdomains were regarded as a good thing. However, i think the general consensus nowadays is that it's better to keep all content on the root of the domain. That said, i don't think it will adversely affect the ranking of the site if the blog is on a subdomain. Just make sure it is ONLY on the subdomain and you DO NOT have duplicate content indexed - Google hates it). – Oliver G May 2 '12 at 14:22

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