Director at Liveinfo
14 May 2007 09:54am
I have noticed that google indexes url's as well as page titles.
Does anyone know the level of importance given to each? For example; if I wanted to be found under car searches and everything else was equal, that is my page title was called car, can anyone tell me how would these rank?
http://car.mydomain.com with page title "car"
http://www.car.com with page title "car"
http://www.mydomain.com/car with page title "car"
Director at Landingnet Ltd
14 May 2007 12:14pm
I can give a few pointers, but no definitive answer to your question.
I would say the car.com would be the best by far.the other 2 are a bit trickier and depend on your site.
If your site is about cars in general i'd go with domain/car as your site topic is build around this.
If your site is a much larger site covering a lot of different topics "in depth" then car.domain could be appropriate. As it sits above the root domain most se's see it as a separate domain within your site. Thats one of the reasons to have a lot of content if you use this method.
I hope this helps.
14 May 2007 13:49pm
Thanks, Google webmaster tools allow you to group your sub domains, so conceivable you could have car.mydomain.com resulting www.mydomain.com results.
Fictionally my site is about cars and as much as optimize my site www.cars.com will have an advantage, I can’t change my domain but I can add a sub domain all thing being equal I’ll still be second, maybe unless I get car.mydomain.com/cars/cars/ ?
I know URL’s are indexed but what importance they are given, lets say compared to page titles is the question.
E-Business Consultant at Dan Barker
14 May 2007 14:12pm
hi, Darius, how are you?
in addition to the primary effect ("google sees cars in my URL, so it ranks me against that"), there's also a (perhaps more important) secondary effect:
vs you with:
if 100 people link in to each of you using your URL as the anchor text (all things being equal) you should rank way, way ahead of them for 'red cars'.
I hope that helps!
14 May 2007 14:25pm
Hi Daniel , Thanks I understand what you mean, the story of Wikipedia. I'm trying to see if all things were equal what would happen sometimes it's that tight a race.
Internet Proposition Development Manager at RBS
15 May 2007 10:23am
I couldn't give you a specific answer on which one would work best, but I can point you to these couple or resources which might help, particularly regarding the use of subdomains:http://www.seomoz.org/blog/11-best-practices-for-urlshttp://www.seomoz.org/article/search-ranking-factors
Hope that helps,Regards,Paul
17 May 2007 16:44pm
Hello darius u can find some ideas in woody maxim site woodymaxim.com that will feed you some ideas and tricks in advertising
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