I have a website running and have added an extra link on the website that links to a WordPress site.

Both sites are hosted on the same domain. Here's my problem;

The domain:

The Wordpress blog:

Mmy gut is telling my that for best SEO practices I need the domain to be:

But when setting up my WordPress site it made an entirely new sub-domain. Is this OK or should I find out how to make the WordPress site link to www.example.com/blog?

  • "it made an entirely new sub-domain." - What made the subdomain? How did you install WP?
    – MrWhite
    Mar 30, 2016 at 16:30

3 Answers 3


Setting up a blog on a subdomain compared to a subdirectory really shouldn't make too much of a difference in terms of SEO. It truly depends on the Webmaster's preference. Google and other search engines "should" treat each of them the same granted they again,

  • have the same Copyright information
  • Are using the same Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) account

www.blog.website.com will be treated as a completely separate domain.


www.blog.website.com and www.website.com will not share each other's domain authority.

Also its very much easy to configure wordpress however you want. So you should ideally go with www.website.com/blog so that you can link you blogs better and pass more SEO juice from parent site to blog site and vice versa.


Setting up a subdomain for a blog is absolutely fine from an SEO standpoint. Google treats subdomains as the same site when:

  • They interlink to each other
  • The have the same copyright info
  • They are added to the same Google Search Console account

If it is easier to set up the blog on a subdomain from a technical standpoint, there is no SEO reason why you shouldn't do so.

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