WHICH BETTER? – blog.[domain].com or [domain]/blog.com ?
# January 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm
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I obsessed over this question longer than any one person should. I chose site/blog for better seo reasons. If you read every single article on the web on the subject as I did, you will find its about a 70/30 split. 70% saying site/blog and 30% saying blog.site# January 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm
I don’t think it matters that much either. I can tell you that at CodePen, we have our blog at blog.codepen.io – the reason being that you can set different DNS records for different subdomains. This gives us the ability to host that blog at a totally different host than the root domain. So, for example, god forbid, if CodePen were to go down, the blog is still up and we can communicate through that.# January 21, 2013 at 6:46 pm
Nice tip there @chriscoyier that can be quite handy.
In my mind, having a specific feature of a website (blog, gallery, tool, etc.) on a subdomain, creates the illusion of it beeing somewhat separate. So I would expect maybe a special layout/navigation or different colors, something like that.
Just with a /blog or /gallery it feels more integrated as a subpage so I would expect it to have like same navigation, colors as the home page.
It would depend on the way you link to it as well. (seperate link/button or integrated in the main navigation.
I hate it when you click on a “page” in the main navigation on a whole different site flips open.
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