Subdomain Articles

Cutts Clarifies Subdomain Changes

On Friday, news came out from PubCon that Google was changing the way it treated subdomains in the search results, limiting them to 2 URLs per domain. Google’s Matt Cutts, who was credited with breaking the news, was surprised to hear it, too.

dotMobi Domains Sell for 1/2 Million

Congratulations to the gang at dotMobi for their successful Moniker auction in Miami last Friday. I am extremely impressed with how much they made on these domains.

Subdomain Patent Faces EFF Challenge

A company called Ideaflood has been demanding payment from Internet hosting companies like LiveJournal for offering virtual, personalized subdomains, a concept on which Ideaflood holds a challenged patent.

Double Dipping in Google’s Organic Results

Subdomain Spam

Since Google has been over-representing site authority in their relevancy algorithms many sites like eBay have begun abusing the hole with the use of infinite subdomains. These techniques not only effect branded search results, but also carry over to many other competitive keywords. 

Use Feedburner Without Giving Them Your Subscribers

Do you worry about the danger of giving a 3rd party service control over the most important part of your blogging business – your subscribers?

Retrieve Subdomain from a URL in C#
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I had to come up with a method that retrieved the subdomain from the current web request on an ASP.NET website.

PRWeb Sub-Domain Mapping for RSS Feeds
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PRWeb announced today that they are now offering a service that will allow their press release distribution clients the ability to map the company domain name to the RSS feed of the release hosted by PRWeb.

Subdomains. What are the SEO benefits?

There has always been a long standing debate over whether or not to use a subdomain. Questions I commonly receive are…

Google Base Clears Up Subdomain Problem

A recent update by the engineers behind Google Base has fixed a problem affecting users who tried submitting bulk upload data to the site.

What is a Subdomain?

When you have yourself a pie, chances are you are not going to want to eat the whole thing yourself. Instead you will divide the pie into several pieces so that it is easier to manage and everybody can get some. Think of a Web hosting account in the same way. You might want to have a section of it devoted to your blog. You might want another section of it to be devoted to your favorite links. With or without subdomains this can be done. However, with subdomains the process is so much easier to navigate.