Question: Is it better to have an onsite or offsite blog for SEO purposes?
Answer: Location! Location! Location! seems to apply to the SEO space as well. When it comes to hosting a blog, it is definitely beneficial to host that blog on your website. Two of the most common way to implement your blog would be:
Sub domains, however, seem to be treated by Google as ‘separate’ sites in terms of PageRank, so I prefer the directory structure. Hosting it on your own domain means that the inbound traffic, link juice and PageRank accrue to your own website.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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