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  • Thanks for your input and advice. I’m going to try to explain what we’re trying to do and hopefully that will help you understand what I’m asking.

    We are using WP and a plug-in called DirectoryPress to create a series of local advertising website directories that will be “repeated” for various cities we roll out to. For example, we might have a WP directory website in Dallas, TX… one in Miami, FL… and another in Chicago, IL.

    Each local WP directory website will have its own domain name, but I’m trying to figure out the best way to set things up on our server:

    OPTION A would be to set them all up under a single domain name and then simply redirect the specific domains to their respective folders. So would be forwarded to, and would be forwarded to, etc.

    OPTION B would be to simply physically set up different domain names for each city’s directory. So each city would have their own domain on our server. This would be more akin to the standard way you would set up any regular website.

    Here’s why I ask: I’m curious about SEO logistics. If the served up all the local city directories, would that be better for all-around SEO optimization than if each of the city directories was hosted on its own domain name and there was nothing connecting all the various cities together?

    There’s one more consideration. We actually will have two different directories for each city (2 very specialized niche directories), so if we went with Option A from above, the actual URL for each local directory would be a bit longer (not sure it matters)… something like and ../directory2/cityname.

    Apologies for the length as I try to explain what I’m asking. But I appreciate any help you can give a WP newbie. I just want to get this right before we start rolling the concept out to a few cities.

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  • SEO optimization depends on the quality of content, and Relevant backlinks.
    If you are asking from the design point of view, it seems better to integrate the directories in the master domain.
    But, its just a hinch.

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