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what is the purpose of subdomains?

Mar 3, 2012 by Danial K
Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone can clarify this point. I am confused as to what is the are  sub-domains used for. I know what they are and how to create them. But I'm not sure what is the purpose or when to just start a new domain instead. Can anyone please explain?

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Mar 3, 2012 by webexpert
Consider subdomains only if your site is enormous and you have the time to build links for the subdomain, as it will be considered a separate site by search engines.
Subdomains, if grown with content and outside links, as if they were separate sites, can link to and increase the rankings of your primary domain.
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Mar 3, 2012 by tareq101
Hello Danial,

subdomains are used instead of just buying a whole new url for one reason and that is if you want to increase brand recognition between your subdomain and your primary domain. Your subdomain will carry the brand value you’ve developed for your url.
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Mar 9, 2012 by Yuriy
Sometimes it's cheaper to create the subdomain than to purchase the new one, moreover it's a good chance to increase your search engines ranking by cross-reference linking between them , especially when you have a lot of them.