Google Treats Subdomains and Subdirectories the Same, John Mueller Says - Search Engine Journal

John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, stated in an office hours hangout this week that subdomains and subdirectories are treated the same in Google search.

A question came up about whether or not there was a difference between using a subdomain, like example.google.com, versus a subdirectory, like google.com/example.

Mueller gave a fairly succinct and straightforward answer, saying Google treats both of them the same...

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