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    vvp
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    Hi, I hope someone can give me some advice.

    I have an existing web site that I am looking at expanding so I am looking at subdomains.

    My existing web site has been optimized for a specific search term and I am happy with the ranking that Google etc. has placed me at.

    My questions:

    1.) If my original web site already exists as (mywebsite.com), what do I go about changing to accomodate a new subdomain?

    ie: Does my original web site now become (originalsearchterm.mywebsite.com) and then the new expansion (newsearchterm.mywebsite.com)?

    2.) Does each and every page of the original web site have to reflect the new subdomain change?

    3.) I understand that subdomains should be designed to be self contained web sites so that the spiders won't penalize my rankings. Would creating these subdomains drop my existing web site into Google's sandbox for a while or would it be left alone? As well how would this change affect any link partners I may have?

    Thank you for your help.:nervous:

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    Junior Member CanadaWebDesign's Avatar
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    What I would do is in your footer just link to your new subdomain, DO NOT CHANGE YOUR EXISTING MAIN PAGE, that is very important you are already ranking so just leave it, just add a link to the footer of the page and then it will get indexed just as fast, if it were me I would register a whole new domain then create a page on a subdomain let it get indexed then 301 redirect to the new domain. good luck

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    Senior Member Shani's Avatar
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    I agree with Canada. Just because you have anewsearchterm.mywebsite.com does not mean you have to change the older one to original. Just keep it as it is, without a subdomain.
    Shani

    I have an eye for detail like you'd never believe.


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