Can a subdomain rank #1 in google?

Profile picture of the author supereek by supereek Posted: 01/17/2013
Hi , simple question.

Lets say you got a keyword with like 2-3k searches p/month on google.
Lets say there is no hard competition for it (so no domainnames matching the keyword, or anything specificly ranked for it)

Is it possible to rank (for example) "keyword. blogger.com" for this keyword to #1?


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#google #rank #subdomain

  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    yukon
    Can a subdomain rank #1 in google?
    Yes, Wikipedia is an example that has sub-domain pages ranking every day.
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/
    • http://es.wikipedia.org/
    • http://ru.wikipedia.org/
    • http://it.wikipedia.org/
    • http://pt.wikipedia.org/
    • http://ja.wikipedia.org/
    • http://de.wikipedia.org/
    • http://fr.wikipedia.org/
    • http://pl.wikipedia.org/
    • http://zh.wikipedia.org/
  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    kimseo
    Yes, Any subdomain and subdirectory can rank#1 on google (or on any other search engine)
  • Profile picture of the author daddykool
    daddykool
    100% yes, you can even get subdomain folders to rank on page one, some actually higher than the TLD itself!!!

    Unique article and video content is the key, get them both on your page/SD/folder area and you will be on page one in days
  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Anton
    Matthew Anton
    I think there might actually be a boost from exact match using subdomains without the penalties associated with EMD domains.

    web2.0backlinks.com is a subdomain and ranks very well, along with those other wiki examples. Not sure if it gets all the benefits of an EMD without any of the negatives but it appears so...interesting to test on a large scale or ultra competitive keywords.
  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
  • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
    connorbringas
    Of course a subdomain can rank. Depending on the keyword it can be fairly easy. Its just like ranking a landing page.
  • Profile picture of the author kartik123
    kartik123
    yes, subdomain are get rank in search engine. every website get rank in google
  • Profile picture of the author The_Idea_Gal
    The_Idea_Gal
    Yes of course subdomains can rank, again it depends on the content and keywords on the page.
  • Profile picture of the author tech84
    tech84
    Yes

    *****.wordpress.com and ******.blogspot.com
  • Profile picture of the author GFI
    GFI
    Definitely dear, you easily can rank your sub domain site well on Google. You have to do quality SEO then it would be easy for you.
  • Profile picture of the author leliahawkins31
    leliahawkins31
    all of the above say YES,

    I AGREE!!.
    but be careful for SEO strategies, avoid phitting the google updates, just for a reminder if you want your subdomain become TOP1

    thanks
  • Profile picture of the author innozemec
    innozemec
    Yes, for sure it can rank. Anything can rank #1
  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    paulgl
    Originally Posted by kaytav View Post
    That's a nice eg. But ranking a sub domain is really difficult and will have to work really very hard for it.
    That is just so much BS. Obviously you have never heard of Disney,
    ESPN, ABC, about.com, zap2it, amazon, ebay,....how about the forum
    that may outrank WF? forums.digitalpoint.com...yeah I know. Those are,
    um, authority sites....EXACTLY! So go out and do likewise!

    Effort is not needed less just because you are not using a "standard"
    form of a web address. If there was such a thing.

    Paul
  • Profile picture of the author patco
    patco
    Of course you can rank ANY subdomain on 1st place. And it could be really easy, because you can use your keyword in the domain name (something that you can't do with your domain name -> in most times and if you are trying to rank for more than 2-3 keywords in the same time!)
  • Profile picture of the author nunoperalta
    nunoperalta
    Yes, it can rank #1.
    However, it doesn't mean you may take advantage from Blogger or any other well ranked domain. You still need to have good contents so that it ranks #1.
  • Profile picture of the author kochi97
    kochi97
    HI,
    I have a site in my sub-domsin of my main domain and the url is : http://auto.standardinfoproducts.com

    Now I would like to ask experts of SEO whether I can rank this site in Google or should I forget the idea of ranking sub-domain possibly at the first page of Google. When some of the experts will say, Yes I can rank this site at the first page of Google, then I will add Adsense there at my site.

    Would appreciate for giving me your valuable opinions.

    Thanks
    Kamrul
  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    DABK
    No expert can tell you you can rank that site, only that page on that site can be ranked, if properly SEO'd.

    Why not add adsense now?

    Originally Posted by kochi97 View Post
    HI,
    I have a site in my sub-domsin of my main domain and the url is : http://auto.standardinfoproducts.com

    Now I would like to ask experts of SEO whether I can rank this site in Google or should I forget the idea of ranking sub-domain possibly at the first page of Google. When some of the experts will say, Yes I can rank this site at the first page of Google, then I will add Adsense there at my site.

    Would appreciate for giving me your valuable opinions.

    Thanks
    Kamrul
  • Profile picture of the author deepakrajput
    deepakrajput
    Yes, It can help to drive traffic according to targeted area for that keyword.
  • Profile picture of the author TotalWebsiteControl
    TotalWebsiteControl
    Sub domains can rank just like pages on a website can rank. I thought that went without saying.
  • Profile picture of the author Sahadat Rousho
    Sahadat Rousho
    Yes you can but how much time do you need to rank your website? Ans:its depends on how much competitive the keyword is!

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