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When setting up a site for local lead gen, do I need a separate domain for each city, or can I do a sub domain for different cities in a state or region? Is one tactic clearly better than the other from Google's point of view/
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  • Profile picture of the author Lemonzer
    do a sub-domain. if you have a solid plan why not use specific country TLD ?

    for ex,
    .CO.UK
    .US
    .CA
    .De

    etc..
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    • Profile picture of the author Max BNC
      Sure subdomains rank. They can even out rank domains. I had the case with a client one day, he got hit by a penalty, we advised him to create a subdomain and to rebuild his website on the subdomain. Appeared on the 1st page of Google within a month.
      About creating a subdmain for geotargeting works pretty well but make sure to host your subdomain in the city/region you target.
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      • Profile picture of the author htgriff
        Originally Posted by Max BNC View Post

        About creating a subdmain for geotargeting works pretty well but make sure to host your subdomain in the city/region you target.
        Thanks for the advice, but how would I do this? I understand what you're saying, but the hosting companies that I know of with a local presence are just re-sellers for larger hosting agencies. Am I wrong in thinking this? Also, since I work mostly local, would I be better off getting everything hosted locally, because I'm with Hostgator and 1&1 for my sites now?
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        • Profile picture of the author Max BNC
          Originally Posted by htgriff View Post

          Thanks for the advice, but how would I do this? I understand what you're saying, but the hosting companies that I know of with a local presence are just re-sellers for larger hosting agencies. Am I wrong in thinking this? Also, since I work mostly local, would I be better off getting everything hosted locally, because I'm with Hostgator and 1&1 for my sites now?
          It is definetely an advantage to host things locally. Check out Site 5 they offer a wide range of servers based in different cities.
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  • Profile picture of the author patadeperro
    see blogger, tumbler and even wikipedia, all of them have subdomains that rank
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Search those Wikipedia page title root keywords, most are ranked.
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  • Profile picture of the author cybernetuk
    Yep have had success with sub domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nana O
    Sub domains can absolutely rank. Once you have the specific pages for each city, you can work on having them rank organically.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mosa
    Yea, they can rank just as well, with no problem.
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