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Pros and Cons on using sub domains?

  1. jasperneo profile image58
    jasperneoposted 7 years ago

    I do understand that some marketers out there do use subdomains to promote products.

    What is a purpose of subdomains?
    What are the pros and cons using them?

    I hope someone can help me with this. Gladly appreciated.

    1. harrist profile image60
      harristposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      maybe its because they don't have money to buy dot Info (1.99 $) wink lol

      just like Big G and Yahoo that never buy new domain(cheapskate) lol wink

      just kidding wink

    2. webguyonline profile image55
      webguyonlineposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      i think using sub domains is cheaper than buying a new domain name, and a lot people notice that there's a lot of websites online which uses sub domain when promoting affiliate products

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    I think Network Solutions can answer your question better than I can:

    http://www.networksolutions.com/educati … ubdomains/

    1. jasperneo profile image58
      jasperneoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info!

  3. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Go and Ask a Domain Marketing Site!

    - If you don't understand this then you don't understand how to use a site for marketing!

    - Unless of course you wish to employ the knowledge for a fee smile

    - If you are Genuine... YOU Put The Time In.. Instead of expecting others to do that for you!

    - Hit the books mate!  And Read some of the wonderful articles on the site!  - Instead of Taking The Lazy Option! smile

    1. jasperneo profile image58
      jasperneoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the reply! Point taken=)

  4. Daniel5 profile image75
    Daniel5posted 7 years ago

    Subdomains aren't that professional. Also take longer to get on google. I just published a hub on getting a free domain. Check it out and tell me what you thinkhttp://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Get-a-Free-Domain-and-Help-on-DNS-settings

    1. Jezhug profile image42
      Jezhugposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Daniel5. Great Hub wink

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    computertexanposted 7 years ago

    Subdomains can help rank pages on google if it is not spam.

  6. Jezhug profile image42
    Jezhugposted 7 years ago

    The beauty of subdomains from the point of an Internet Marketer is that search engines treat them as separate sites. This has its pros and cons, but long-term you can gain pagerank from your subdomains also. If you get a great generic keyword domain, you may even find that people will be willing to pay for exclusive rights to subdomains.

  7. Barbara Kay profile image90
    Barbara Kayposted 7 years ago

    I use subdomains with my craft sites. One subdomain has one of it's pages listed as number 1 and the main site comes up well in the search engine.

    I have subdomains simply to save money, because the site provider offers as many as I'd like for the same price.

    Using these may be a big mistake on my part. I hope to learn something from other posts to this question, but I don't think having them has hurt me.

  8. jigg2009 profile image57
    jigg2009posted 7 years ago

    For Google every subdomain (when created) counts as a new domain. It depends what you want to do with it. What I do sometimes is to create a subdomain with exact keyword match and after time a do a background site from it linking to my money site or I do 301.

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    BenjaminBposted 6 years ago

    From everything I have read on this subject thus far what I could make of it pertaining to your question would be this.

    People using questionable marketing methods might want to use sub domains so they wouldn't be out any money if that sub domain became banned by Google. That being said they could also be used to practice marketing techniques for free.