Matt Cutts Talks Subdomains Vs. Subdirectories

    October 31, 2012
    Chris Crum

Google’s Matt Cutts posted a new Webmaster Help video about subdomains vs. subdirectories. It’s a topic Google has talked about various times in the past, but as Cutts notes in the video, it’s been a while, so perhaps it’s worth revisiting.

The user-submitted question he’s responding to is:

I’m interested in finding out how Google currently views subdomains — whether there’s any difference between a site structured as a group of subdomains and one structured as a group of subdirectories.

“They’re roughly equivalent,” says Cutts. “I would basically go with whichever one is easier for you in terms of configuration, your CMSs, [and] all that sort of stuff.”

You can watch the video for a more complete answer.


Chris Crum
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