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    Hi all,

    I’ve been working with a group of related websites. They mostly get the same traffic except for one that is forwarded to a subdomain, which seems to get 1/2 the other sites traffic. This was originally done to save hosting to the client, and I didn’t change this setup when I took over the project.

    To confirm, I have site forwarded to

    Do subdomains inherently get less traffic (or forwarded domains), or is this unrelated?

    Thanks for your feedback.


    I am not sure about this, but I think that subdomains have nothing to do with traffic.


    The URI itself isn’t going to affect your traffic rates, but a non-semantic, overly long, or complicated address ( doesn’t have the same professional ring to it as a direct domain address does ( Therefore it might be plausible that fewer people are clicking on your link due to doubt about whether you are a ‘proper’ company or not.

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