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SEO Domain Question

7 years 1 month ago #98405 by keywordhope
SEO Domain Question was created by keywordhope
Greetings,
I have a prospect who may want a Joomla site with a Wordpress blog. I use Cloud Access as my host. They would need to have a separate instance for the Wordpress blog, which would put the blog in a path like:
blog.wildernesswriter.com. I have learned the hard way to NOT have a blog at a different domain than my site, if I plan to link from one to the other frequently, which I do. My site was blacklisted by google for a few months 10 years ago for this reason, until I moved the blog into my site, away from Blogger. I assume that Google determined that I was creating my own little link farm.

So I never make websites where the blog is external to the site anymore. My preference for this site would be that the blog's domain live in a path like: wildernesswriter.com/blog. Do you think that the setup at Cloud Access will create a red flag for Google, or do you think that blog.wildernesswriter.com would be okay?

thanks,
Hope

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7 years 1 month ago #98411 by Nick
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Hi Hope,

blog.domain would be OK in the sense that you wouldn't get blacklisted, however you wouldn't see as much SEO benefit.

That being said, your client would be better off going with EasyBlog:
extensions.joomla.org/extensions/authoring-a-content/blog/12630

It's a Joomla extension that many feel is better than WordPress for blogging. It also integrates with Joomla naturally, so that your users, template, etc, can be used from Joomla, rather than requiring two completely different systems. Also, it would be better for SEO.

Hope this helps!

Kind regards,
Nick

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7 years 2 weeks ago - 7 years 2 weeks ago #99533 by keywordhope
Replied by keywordhope on topic SEO Domain Question
i can't delete the post. I started one, but moved it to the WP forum here www.ostraining.com/support-forum/wordpre...s-blog-to-wordpress/

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7 years 2 weeks ago #99624 by Valentin
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Hi Hope,

Not sure I follow your concern. May you be more specific please.

Looking forward to help you

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Valentín

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7 years 2 weeks ago #99628 by keywordhope
Replied by keywordhope on topic SEO Domain Question
I created a post and realized that it belonged in the wordpress forum, so I was trying to delete post #99533 but was unable to.

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7 years 2 weeks ago #99629 by Valentin
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I see.
You recently created a new topic here: www.ostraining.com/support-forum/wordpre...s-blog-to-wordpress/
Is that new post related to the same concern from #99533? If so, you can continue posting there and we will do our best to help you

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7 years 2 weeks ago #99651 by keywordhope
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Yes, I said that very thing above. We're good. THanks, Valentin.

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7 years 2 weeks ago #99728 by Valentin
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I'm glad to hear that :)

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