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Subdomain vs. Subfolder for SEO – Technical SEO Simplified

Quick Concepts Google Likes It when you use subfolders over subdomains. Subdomains like leadpages.yoursite.com are utilitarian for a new database or function Google’s official word is ‘sub domains’ are fine. Clear experiments…

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Quick Concepts

Google Likes It when you use subfolders over subdomains.

Subdomains like leadpages.yoursite.com are utilitarian for a new database or function

Google’s official word is ‘sub domains’ are fine. Clear experiments from Moz and others indicate that subfolders are truly better. So FancyTool.yoursite.com is BAD.

The keywords collected, associations made, and brand signals are diluted in a barrier

We need it to be yoursite.com/fancytool ! Even if it takes more work.

  • Use a subfolder whenever possible
  • Redirect all your old subdomain links to new location
  • Advocate for the more difficult but correct way

Enjoy the SEO benefits of doing things the way that really works!

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