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Investigate SEO issues with subdomains #838

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little-wow opened this Issue Jul 13, 2018 · 0 comments

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little-wow commented Jul 13, 2018

Best practice for SEO says to use subfolders rather than subdomains, but for CC historically, subdomains have been a method of organizing the site (see: search.cc.org, ccsearch.cc.org, network.cc.org, etc.)

"Search engines keep different metrics for domains than they do for subdomains, so even though Google itself has stated that — from a ranking perspective — content in subdomains and subdirectories is treated roughly equally, it's still recommended that webmasters place link-worthy content like blogs in subfolders rather than subdomains (i.e. www.example.com/blog/ rather than blog.example.com)."

Because we don't have competitors in the space or similarly named organizations, I think we should be fine, but I don't want to muck up our search rankings by creating a bunch of subdomains or maintaining historical subdomains for no reason.

This is particularly important because of the new network sites coming online. For this reason, I am tagging @robinpuga @robmyers @ericsteuer @pa-w

@robmyers robmyers removed their assignment Sep 7, 2018

@kgodey kgodey assigned kgodey and unassigned robinpuga and pa-w Feb 26, 2019

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