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Thoughts on this site - please review

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tzyyhui
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Thoughts on this site - please review

I always wanted to build a site like this.. if you type in "gadget review", it is number #1. The site is http://www.gadgetreview.com

It is not my site, of course. :-)

My questions are:
1. Is their WP theme somewhere I can buy?
2. Do you call this a "review" site? It seems that they enter a post for each product and each page( or category) contains all related posts.
3. Their product keywords are all on the post url. If I have a generic site say http://www.mychristmassite.com and I am selling many different products. I can choose http://www.mychristmassite.com/product-1-keywords.html or product-1-keyword.mychristmassite.com(subdomain). Mark mentions to stay away from subdomain, may I ask why? The gadget review site is using folder style of url which makes sense. But if I have a mini site branching from a generic site, I could use subdomain and the keywords is in the domain and I don't have to buy another domain. Any reason I should stay away from subdomain?

Thanks as always!!

Peter
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wollowra
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Hi Peter,
1. There are hundreds of WP themes you can buy.. just search on Google for premium wordpress themes.
You can also go to Elance.com and hire someone to build a theme for you.
2. Yes, this is a review site.
3. Please read this thread on subdomains...
website-building/domains-and-subdomains-t5872.html?hilit=sub%20domain

Hope that helps.
Regards
Troy
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tzyyhui
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Hi Troy,

Thanks for your reply. I think the url for subdomain would be something like "kindle.gift.com" instead of "www.kindle.gift.com".
If Google thinks the subdomain is separate domain from main domain, that is just what I want! :-) Because I have the keyword phrase on my domain and I don't have to pay domain name each time something comes up and I even get to change the subdomain name if I don't like it later..

Does Google prefer keyword phrases on the domain name only or on the url? If only on domain part, then "kindle.gift.com" satisfies that. If it can be on the whold url, then something like "www.gift.com/kindle/...." would do too, right?

Thanks,
Peter
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