Blog Location - Subfolder, Subdomain or Separate Domain?

Discuss blogging topics like how to start a blog, how to run a blog, how to run a profitable blog, how to market a blog and general blog promotion.
Post Reply
Accrete
Administrator
Posts: 1307
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:44 am
Latest blog post: Have You Read the Webmaster Guidelines Yourself?
Answers: 1
Reputation: 793
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 109 times
Contact:

Blog Location - Subfolder, Subdomain or Separate Domain?

Post by Accrete »

In this thread we are discussing hosting your blog on a web property you own not hosting it on a third party site (like Blogger or Wordpress.com for example).

When deciding where to create your blog you need to consider which one of the following locations is best for your goals:
  1. In a subfolder
    The url of your blog would look like this if you choose to create it in a folder:
    domain-name.com/blog-folder-name/
  2. In a subdomain
    If located in a subdomain your blog url would look like this:
    blog-name.domain-name.com
  3. On a separate domain name
    A blog on a separate domain would have a url of a regular domain name.
    blog-domain-name.com
As mentioned above, the best location is the one that best suits your goals.

Here are some other people's experiences:

Dave Chaffey, Smart Insights - Which is best for blog SEO: separate domain, subdomain or subfolder?

Franco Valentino, Impact Bound - Subdomains vs subfolders: What's the difference and which is better for SEO in 2020?

Jenny Halasz, Search Engine Journal - Subdomains vs. Subfolders: Which Is Better for SEO & Why?


What is your personal experience when deciding whether to host a blog in a subfolder, subdomain or separate domain name?


Yours truly,
Accrete Web Solutions

SEO troubleshooting and review services available. - Pm me.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Accrete
Administrator
Posts: 1307
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:44 am
Latest blog post: Have You Read the Webmaster Guidelines Yourself?
Answers: 1
Reputation: 793
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 109 times
Contact:

Re: Blog Location - Subfolder, Subdomain or Separate Domain?

Post by Accrete »

My personal experience is:

When teaching I created,
  1. a website specifically about HTML coding (the main topic of my teaching)
  2. a blog with basic computer/technical issues/skills the small business owners I was teaching did not know how to do. Added the same type of posts for actual clients also.
  3. a blog with mistakes made when creating a site or doing SEO.
  4. a website specifically for web development clients
Why did I do this? Because even though they are all related to owing a website they are all have a different theme/niche within the broad topic of website ownership. Each of these web properties do well in their own right.


Yours truly,
Accrete Web Solutions

SEO troubleshooting and review services available. - Pm me.
Post Reply

Return to “Blogging”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No members and 4 guests