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Domain vs. Sub-domain

emaildkennedy
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Domain vs. Sub-domain

Hi guys,
Quick question, i'm quite new to affiliate marketing but have been building websites for over a year now. I've chosen a small niche within a larger niche i already cover but need to know whether to use a domain or sub-domain.

I'll explain my predicament a little more. I have a health related website already, its a fairly general domain name and i have been building the site for almost a year with content and links.

Now i want to run an affiliate campaign and have chosen a health niche and am currently building my landing page for this product. In the future, i want to market several affiliate products through my health site so it is better to set each one up as

www.naturalhealth.com/nicheproduct1
OR
nicheproduct1.naturalhealth.com

I plant to run a PPC campaign too so i'm aware that google must be happy with the domain names. Any help much appreciated.
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matty
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If it's all based around health, and it's all quality, I wouldn't use a subdomain. Google may treat subdomains as totally separate websites. If google identifies 1 larger, active, and updating website, it should rank better than 2 separate ones.
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