Best Practices For SEO - Subdomain Vs. Sub-folder
We have gotten conflicting reports about the best way to set up our community. Based on the most up to date guidelines set forth by Google and Moz, it is preferable to set our forum up in a subfolder on our domain (http://elearningbrothers.com/community/discussions rather than http://community.elearningbrothers.com/discussions). Can someone please explain the most logical and low cost method of implementing Vanilla forums on our own server? We are looking to earn all of the rankings and traffic on our server and we are also prepared to facilitate the traffic that will come to our site as a result of creating the community. Also, we do not want to set our community up on Vanilla's server: elearningbrothers.vanillaforums.com/community since this will likely create duplicate content issues. The best example of the implementation we are looking to emulate is the Calloway Community.