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[resolved] Do I need to give up on WP Multi Site!? sub-domains are not crawled! (4 posts)

  1. mortaz1
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Folks

    We have set up a sub-domain for our blog (blog.example.com) to generate traffic for conversion and lead generations at the main site example.com. However, since there is no option to get sub-domains indexed on Google Webmaster Tools, the content is NOT being crawled! In fact, the sub-domain is treated as a mutually exclusive domain which defeats our intended purpose. And we don't want to create referral links to example.com anyway!

    It it better for us to convert back to a single site!? What about converting to sub-directories!?

    Any suggestion or help would be greatly appreciated.
    DM

  2. However, since there is no option to get sub-domains indexed on Google Webmaster Tools, the content is NOT being crawled!

    You have to add the subdomains in to your webmaster tools one at a time (or link to them from the main domain). It'd be the same with subfolders, y'know. Google has to be told "Here is a site!" :)

  3. mortaz1
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks Mika for the quick response. We have added the blog sub-domain to Webmaster Tools and linked it to the main site. Will monitor to see if we get the traffic back.

    BTW, your presentation at the SF Wordcamp on MU confirmed our initial reasons to go w MU. 8:>

  4. mortaz1
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Mika, adding the association between the blog sub-domain (blog.exmaple.com) and linking it to the domain itself (example.com) on Webmaster Tools resulted in a unique Google Analytics ID for the sub-domain! And I am not seeing any activity on the google analytics for the sub-dmain in the past few days despite new blog posts on it.

    Isn't it safer (no guess work) to convert the MU install to use sub-directories vs sub-domains!?

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