Blog SEO URL Question

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Which url for a blog would be more useful if I am trying to get organic traffic to my site?

mysite/blog
or
blog.mysite.com
#blog #question #seo #url
  • Profile picture of the author dropmining
    There is some debate over whether a subdomain is treated as a separate domain, I don't believe it to be the case in these kinds of situations, which would lead me to suggest that either is equally good in terms of search engines. But if you want to be on the safe side go with site.com/blog
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Originally Posted by Patrick310 View Post

    Which url for a blog would be more useful if I am trying to get organic traffic to my site?

    mysite/blog
    or
    blog.mysite.com
    It's not an either/or question.

    It depends on on a whole bunch of factors. Generally, if mysite already has content, is indexed and ranking and the blog is directly related to the main site, it's better to create a subfolder than create a separate site on a sub-domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author dhanimyfbfans
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      It's not an either/or question.

      It depends on on a whole bunch of factors. Generally, if mysite already has content, is indexed and ranking and the blog is directly related to the main site, it's better to create a subfolder than create a separate site on a sub-domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author hershkoy
    I would go for the "mysite/blog" option. I am not a huge expert, but the fact is that you don't see a lot of results from the other option on the #1 page of google
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    • Profile picture of the author bsbear
      Originally Posted by hershkoy View Post

      I would go for the "mysite/blog" option. I am not a huge expert, but the fact is that you don't see a lot of results from the other option on the #1 page of google
      Subdomain is typically treated differently, unless you make it a copy cat theme of the main page.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    Same here. I would go for "mysite/blog" option. I find this option visitor-friendly.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjayyadav
    I think that first one is better then second because if you use blog.mysite.com then google consider it different domain and this become referral domain to your main website. That is not done in mysite.com/blog url because google consider it as a sub folder of a website. You can see this thing in your website's analytic report. That's why second one is good to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Stacy
    I think subdomains are always separate domains. The easiest example can be given to you is, if you get a subdomain from blogger or wordpress. They are treated as separate domains without any exception.
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  • Profile picture of the author GaurabBorah
    If you go with the first one then you can pass some good link juice to your blog and it helps in SERPs.

    If you go with blog.mysite.com. Google treats it as a different site.

    See it this way..... xyz.blogspot.com and abc.blogspot.com...
    you need to work on both of them to get them ranked even when blogspot.com is a authority site...
    Originally Posted by Patrick310 View Post

    Which url for a blog would be more useful if I am trying to get organic traffic to my site?

    mysite/blog
    or
    blog.mysite.com
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  • Profile picture of the author fanta81
    If you are already running a site on mysite.com, it would be better to make a blog on mysite.com/blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    site.com/blog is better. Cause most of the big sites use it
    there must be some reasons
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Haven
    I'm personally not a big fan on sub-domains, but apart from that, what UMS (Peter) said above...
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  • Profile picture of the author Royalking
    If you use a subdomain then it is like starting a new domain from scratch and the good thing about this is that if there is a penalty from search engines then only the subdomain is affected.

    Eg: Hubpages.com changed their site url from subfolder to subdomain after google panda update.
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