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    How do I create a relationship: blog.example.com = example.com/blog?

    Hi,

    Regarding subdomains, I want to make them URL friendly, but I have no idea how to go about it.

    I have files in a /blog subfolder. But I want to make it also available from a top domain blog. subdomain.

    So I could have both blog.example.com/entry1 and example.com/blog/entry1

    Is what I mentioned above done through forwarding? Or some other method? And is there a name for it? Or is it just a poor practice?

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    Poor practice, because what you effectively end up with is two sites that you have to maintain and promote. You're better off with example.com/blog/entry1, as one larger site will generally outperform two smaller split ones.
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    Post Canonical Link Issue

    Hi,

    The answer is correct, it is poor practice. I would like to explain you the reason, the two ways of reaching the same page of the website is what you see, but Google considers that as two different websites and spider will call it duplicate content. We call it canonical link issue.

    This can be anything: Google and google.com they are interpreted differently according to Google. So, I would suggest you not to go with subdomain and simply keep the directory as it is and that will give you more benefit.

    Again, if you want to create a subdomain then you should create a 301 redirect from www.example.com/blog to blog.example.com that way, it will have a permanent redirect and Google will consider that as same page only.

    I hope you find my answer informative enough and let me know if you have any further questions regarding the same.

    Thanks!


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