Learning how to set up a subdomain on your WordPress website is essential to optimize it and get the most out of your site. A subdomain is simply a name of your site which you can change if you need to (though not recommended). The benefits of a subdomain are twofold; firstly you won’t have to have your whole site’s domain redirect to it. If you already have an online storefront then you’ll save a lot of hassle.
Secondly, a subdomain will hide your actual domain from search engines. This means that every time somebody visits your site they’ll get your subdomain instead of your actual domain name. This will lead to better rankings because search engines will be able to pick up on the fact that your site uses a subdomain.
If you’re new to the world of the Internet and aren’t familiar with how to set up a subdomain on your WordPress website then I’d recommend reading ‘WordPress Fast and Frugal’ by James Scholes. This is a guide that shows you everything you need to know including step-by-step instructions and videos that explain the process in detail. It’s definitely worth taking a look at as it could help you out very quickly.
One thing that you do need to understand about subdomains is that they are completely separate from websites themselves. If you don’t know this already then just know that when you’re browsing the Internet you see websites (which of course are just subdomains) on the left and have to click on the domain name on the right. This is why it’s important to have your domain name on your website. If you can get your website and your domain name onto the same page then people will automatically know what your website is about. However, if they can’t then your subdomain name will be invisible to them and you won’t be able to promote your site the way that you want to.
So once you have found that perfect website domain name for your blog or website then all you need to do is insert that name into the browser address bar. Once you do that you will be directed to your subdomain or, if you have registered your domain name with your web hosting company then your domain name will also be shown there. You will usually see a series of numbers which you will need to copy and paste into your browser address bar.
There are a few things that you must remember when using your subdomain name. The first thing is that you always need to have your domain name hosted somewhere. If you’re not sure which host is the best for you then search around on the Internet for reviews of different hosts. Most hosting companies offer free domain names which can be used for your new website but if you want to save money then you may want to pay for a domain which is more than likely to be renewed each year for as little as $10.
Another important factor to remember when using your subdomain name is that you can actually choose whatever you like but make sure that you enter a name that others can easily remember. If your subdomain name is a long one then it could be easily forgotten so always have your name very short. Once you have your sub-domain name and host registered then you are ready to start building your site.
Once you have built your site, you need to promote your site using an effective method of promotion known as PPC or Pay Per Click. This is the quickest way of getting visitors to your site as when a visitor to your site clicks on one of the sponsored links within your content and is directed to one of your partner sites then this will be recorded by the search engines which will give you credit for that click. If you want to learn how to set up a subdomain on your own then you can find many tutorials on the internet. Always make sure that you read the small print before signing up for any hosting service because there may be limitations on the hosting server which you can use.