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    Generally serach engine consider Sub Domain as an unique address within the existing domain name and crawl it independently to the main domain name such as http://top9.atspace.com but in case of sub folder serach engine will consider it as a part of the original web site and generally it needn't to add links to the search engines as the main page get crawled it will get listed gradually if it is linked from the home page or other pages within the site. If you are desired to create a site not relevent to the main home page it will better to create sub domain for your site and you should add it independently to the search engines to crawl it properly. But in case of folder you dont need to do such thing

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    Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

    SubFolder : A folder created inside a folder on your web hosting account similar to the sub folder you create in your computers hard drive. It is followed by a front slash from the main directory, like http://www.yourwebsite.com/subfolder.

    SubDomain : A Sub domain is a part of the main directory/domain and is comes as a part of the main domain name like http://www.subdomain.yourwebsite.com. In the following domain name internet.com - the Internet and IT Network from WebMediaBrands Inc. internet is a sub domain for the com domain name and this is the same way sub domains are created.
    Last edited by admin; 08-12-2015, 07:35 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

      hosting of sub domain means domain categories.
      But sub folder is folder of domain.
      Last edited by admin; 08-12-2015, 07:36 AM.

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      • #4
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        The root folder is the base folder of your domain. On many hosting servers the root folder is the public_html folder. If in doubt you should get in touch with the support team of your hosting service.

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        • #5
          Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

          A subdomain is sometimes termed a vanity domain and part of a larger domain,like "mail.yahoo.com" is a a subdomain of the "yahoo.com" domain.

          Sub Folder is a folder contained within another folder (sometimes called the parent folder).
          Last edited by admin; 08-12-2015, 07:38 AM.

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          • #6
            Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

            I think Sub domain is a part of Main domain than a sub folder contain in any other folder.
            Last edited by admin; 08-12-2015, 07:38 AM.

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            • #7
              Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

              Sub-domain a lower-level component of a domain name and Sub-folder is a folder under the parent folder.

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              • #8
                Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                Sub Domain is the child of domain like Mitsubishi.com is a domain and accounts.Mitsubishi is sub domain.Where as sub folder is the folder inside a folder.

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                • #9
                  Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                  Somehow... forum seems to work better on sub-domains and blogs on sub-folders!
                  As regards the title, 'forum' appears good to me and so also 'board'!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                    I agree with Follis . His Statement is true in my idea.

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                    • #11
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                      I think that the sub domain is a name front of main domain and sub folder is a name of a html file behind the main domain. Is it?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                        SubDomain: A subdomain is a domain that is part of a larger domain.

                        SubFolder A folder contained within another folder.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                          Subdomain is a way to divide your site into sections with short and easy to remember names.

                          Last edited by admin; 12-02-2010, 10:00 AM.

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                          • #14
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                            To build a large high quality site sub folders are best for smaller topic related sites sub domains does a great job.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                              this topic is being discussed nowadyas in many seo forums and there is no exact answer as what is better for seo subfolders or subdomains, they say that subdomains method will require more time for seo to take effect, and higher budget, surely

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                              • #16
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                                As of me the search engines may treat your subdomain as a separate website address especially if you keep you content quite different from main domain.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                                  Generally serach engine consider Sub Domain as an unique address within the existing domain name and crawl it independently to the main domain name such as Debt Consolidation Loans but in case of sub folder serach engine will consider it as a part of the original web site and generally it needn't to add links to the search engines as the main page get crawled it will get listed gradually if it is linked from the home page or other pages within the site. If you are desired to create a site not relevent to the main home page it will better to create sub domain for your site and you should add it independently to the search engines to crawl it properly. But in case of folder you dont need to do such thing

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                                    Generally serach engine consider Sub Domain as an unique address within the existing domain name and crawl it independently to the main domain name such as Debt Consolidation Loans but in case of sub folder serach engine will consider it as a part of the original web site and generally it needn't to add links to the search engines as the main page get crawled it will get listed gradually if it is linked from the home page or other pages within the site. If you are desired to create a site not relevent to the main home page it will better to create sub domain for your site and you should add it independently to the search engines to crawl it properly. But in case of folder you dont need to do such thing.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                                      A sub-folder is a container that is under a parent folder on a server. It represents a step in the site hierarchy, usually starting with the homepage as the primary parent with extra pages added on as a sub-folder.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                                        I am learning about the IT field and your article is a great resource to start with and i will keep in touch with you to learn more about the internet and other computer applications.

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                                        • #21
                                          Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                                          In the root folder of your domain and the database folder. Many Web hosting servers in the root folder is public_html directory. If you need to get in touch with your hosting support team.

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                                          • #22
                                            Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                                            I am learning about the IT field and your article is a great resource to start with and i will keep in touch with you to learn more about the internet and other computer applications.

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                                            • #23
                                              Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                                              The difference between folders and subdomains is very, very clear.

                                              A subdomain is for a completely different aspect of your site with a whole
                                              other subject.

                                              Like a forum. You would want forum . domain.com
                                              Or email. Like email. domain.com

                                              It is not for just another sub-category for your website. That would be
                                              a folder.

                                              Baseballcards/1950s/star players.

                                              If you did starplayers domain.com, it would look like a complete site
                                              on just star players. Whereas starplayers looks like a niche of your baseball cards.

                                              You want folders. It allows you to gather in long tail searches.

                                              The subdomain is actually looked upon as a complete, different, separate
                                              domain.

                                              But since www goes to the same site as non, it is not a tragedy. Just build
                                              all links to one or the other, or 301 redirect. But it is really not that important
                                              in the long scheme of things.

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                                              • #24
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                                                Re: Difference Between Sub Domain and Sub Folder

                                                thanks for the information. I had no idea about this sub domain and sub folder issue. It means if we are link building our sub folder it will not make any effect on Google crawler.

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