Which is better from a SEO point of view: exampleblog.com or or blog.example.com?
I have been running one blog for over a one year but am not getting the right results. I am thinking of redirecting my website. My website is in zoomla and my blog in wordpress.
If I go for subfolder, will it give me some benefits SEO point of view? Should I redirect my blog on subfolder?
My website is enukesoftware dot com and my blog is blog dot enukesoftware dot com.
Google has made it fairly clear that subdomains and subfolders are both considered to be a part of overall site architecture / domain.
Using the subdomain route can offer an easier route to scalability, given that reverse-proxying requires more technical understanding of server architecture and user experience implementation (i.e. how forms interact).
Dinesh, Update your blog Everyday and share it in your network, if your content is superb and if you use authorship for it people will link back and give value to your site and post..
abc.com/blog in sub folders would be good for you, redirect them all to your new blog, value will pass..
Make Branding and engagement, this is the main mantra, people makes blogs just to get SEO benefit but in 2014 You need to have user experience..
In my experience. It's better to keep your blog as a directory. Update regularly with unique and informative content and information based on your site or related category, definitely it will boost your blog performance. Focus on your blog design, content, visibility and keep track on your visit.
blog.example.com wins, hands down. No one is gonna tell you this for sure,but i know from experience. Google weighs segregated terms (blog, example with a limiter between them) better than concatenated terms (exampleblog.com). it also take plurals into account, as separate search terms. so blog.example.com will rank below blog.examples.com if the user searches using the key term 'examples' (plural form). Provided everything else (content, meta, traffic etc) is exactly the same on both domains.
Mat Cutts, myself and any good SEO will tell you that example.com/blog is one of the best approaches, but blog.example.com is also a great to do it. As soon the blog is in our own website or domain, you are on the right path.
I don't think it matters too much. Google's focusing less on technical stuff like this and more on rock-solid quality content. Whatever you do, make sure your blog is located on the same domain as the parent website so the whole thing gets the SEO benefit.
I'll echo the directory sentiment as well. It isn't a bad thing necessarily if you have a subdomain blog. There are ways to make that work but we always try to advise that if possible, it's preferred to have it as part of the directory path (example.com/blog) and not a separate sub.
Better to put it in a subfolder, not a subdomain - see info below.
5. Subdomains or Sub-folders (from http://moz.com/learn/seo/domain)
Since search engines keep different metrics for domains than they do subdomains, it is 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) The notable exceptions to this are language-specific websites. (i.e., en.example.com for the English version of the website).