What is a Subdomain?

Let me just quickly clarify what we're talking about here.

According to Wikipedia a subdomain is: a domain that is part of a larger domain. Pretty self-explanatory.



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pianobenjjam Premium
You helped me. Thank you.
As an SEO, I've had it pounded into my brain for years that if you're trying to decide between subdomaintopic.site.com and site.com/subdomaintopic, go with the second option in most cases if SEO is a major concern. For my purposes, the topic I'm going for is different enough from my main domain that I think a subdomain will work out better for my needs. Thanks for explaining how to do it in WA.
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TravelHacker Premium
You're very welcome!
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Lesanne Premium
I really do love this community. There are answers to everything. I only have to think... what about........and there is usually an answer. Best value for money monthly subscription ever.... and I've spent a lot over the last 2 years. lol. Thank you Travel Hacker for an easy to understand answer.
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TravelHacker Premium
You're so very welcome! Happy I could help :)
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swhittington Premium
Love this post.. I have a product that is somewhat related to my site and I have written reviews.. Have been looking into landing pages , but I think this is a better way to go and then make the sub a landing page.. thanks for the wisdom.. will give it a try after the storm..if you have any other advice, I'd love to hear it.. Many Thanks! have bookmarked..!
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TammyLM Premium
Hi swhittington, how did it go with using the subdomain as a landing page? I am researching doing the same thing for an ebook that I wrote.
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mbani Premium
HI! great info. Can you help me with Skimlinks?

i already went over to namecheap (where i bought my domain name) to do this but they send me back to WA to set this up. I see how to set up a subdomain name here but it ends there --

these are their instructions. (thanks ahead)

You must setup your CNAME record before you enable this setting. Read the instructions below to guide you through the process.
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Firstly, you need to add a CNAME record with your domain name server provider, this will often be your domain registrar rather than your hosting company, but they may both be the same company. Go to DNS settings or Name Server Records section of your admin panel, and add a new CNAME record with the following values:
Name / record:

We suggest 'go' or 'go.healthyemerald.com' (depending on your provider's setup)
Value / data of:

redirect.skimlinks.com. (note the final '.' this is required by most systems)
TTL of:

300
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Alrehawi Premium
I think you need to make DNS server for WA in the Domain you bought
and then back to WA to make hosting and make Website .there is training by Kyle to do that :
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mbani Premium
thank you for your comment.
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RandellD Premium
Stephanie,
Thanks for your information on Subdomains. Firstly, it is easy to see that a subdomain that has nothing to do with main domain, does not have advantages. Secondly, if you are a WA affiliate you have 20 plus sites which you can compose if you are premium a premium member, so saving money is not really and issue. Thirdly, because the subdomain (according to your treatise) does not help the ranking on the primary domain, if it is not a necessary related domain, it is not beneficial anyway.
I am following you now.
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TravelHacker Premium
Yup, you summed it up pretty well!
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