View Full Version : Sub domains or one very large website
03-05-2012, 06:20 PM
I have a domain name that I want to start using as a how to website and was wondering whether it would be more beneficial to build everything on the one domain or have sub domains for each topic linking to the main domain name.
All comments would be gratefully received
I love that question because each time I hear it, I have a different answer or perspective.
It really all depends on your end goal.
A subdomain like Colorado.How ToGetADriversLicence.com could work, but it may be better to go with HowToGetADriversLicence.com and have a Colorado category or just a word press page.
There's a pretty good answer to that question right here at:
What exactly are subdomains and how best are they used (http://marketersdomination.net/threads/6-What-exactly-are-subdomains-and-how-best-are-they-used)
I would probably need more information to say anything other that, "it depends".
Hopefully others have some thoughts.
But if your How To Topics are unique and not naturally related, subdomains might be better. Especially if each of the subdomains could be categorized as separate niches.
Just some thoughts.
03-05-2012, 09:36 PM
I would use the main domain for the main niche and setup sub-domain names as sub-niches. The sub-niche domains could include related products and services. On at least one of the sub-domain names I would setup a blog which will feed the main site + the sub-domains.
Obviously the sub-domain names should use a keyword / keyphrase that is related to the main niche and/or related to the sub-niche.
03-06-2012, 06:17 PM
The domain I have is iliketoteach.com so it is not niche related. Therefore I think the keyword rich sub domain names is the best way to go.
Thanks for your comments.
03-06-2012, 08:54 PM
Actually that is good because the main domain can cover a very wide range since it is more generic and not really specific. It could cover training, teaching, coaching in many different niches.
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