I've tried to read as much as I could here about subdomains vs folders and decided I want both. I would desperatly like to hear if this is a good idea or not?
My plan is to launch a website where I can give starting artist a place to show what they do. I live in a town that is famous for its jewelery and every year dozens of students graduate from this very unique "silversmithing" school.
With subdomains I could give them each their own page, login and e-mail. But I read about the drawbacks as well. Like every subdomain has to wait for DNS report propogation(?) and the ranking isn't easy.
But if I alais them and build the site with the subdomains as folders I could rank better. If it is okay with the big G anyway.
I was thinking along this line.
main domain: ww.kettingreactie.nl (meaning: chainreaction as in reacting to a chain as in jewelery.. It probably sounds better in Dutch anyway).
Giving each artist their own login and email. This would also be the url for them to put on cards etc.
Could this work for SEO? Or would I be spamming?
Help me out please? I would be wasting a lot of time and money betting on the wrong horse.
Sincerely yours from beautiful Schoonhoven.