Which Is Better for SEO & Why?

Which Is Better for SEO & Why?

Editor’s note: “Ask an SEO” is a weekly column by technical SEO expert Jenny Halasz. Come up with your hardest SEO question and fill out our form. You might see your answer in the next #AskanSEO post!

Today’s Ask an SEO question is from Himanshu S. in Haryana, India, who asks:

What is better for SEO? A blog hosted on subfolder or subdomain and why?

This is an ongoing debate in the SEO space, and Google doesn’t help by making highly generalized statements.

Subdomains vs. Subfolders: What Google Says

The official word, according to this video from Google, is that they treat subdomains and subfolders equally:

This is absolutely true.

Google crawls,…

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