How Google deals with Subdomains and Subdirectories

By: , December 11, 2007 | Starting Tips For Webmasters

On subdomains & subdirectories.

 How Google deals with subdomains and subdirectories

For several years Google has used something called a host crowding, which means that Google will show up to two results from each hostname/subdomain of a domain name.

That approach works very well to show 1-2 results from a subdomain, but we did hear complaints that for some types of searches (e.g. esoteric or long-tail searches), Google could return a search page with lots of results all from one domain. In the last few weeks we changed our algorithms to make that less likely to happen."

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