Does Google See Sub Domains As Part Of The Main Domain?

Jan 23, 2007 | 2,099 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A WebmasterWorld thread reports that while searching with a site command at Google Search, Google returns results that may be sub domains.

Search Engine Roundtable reports the same:

To be clear, a site command for site:domain.com always brought up sub domains. But I specifically used site:www.domain.com to bring up only results on the main directory. If you have a site that redirects www to non www, or only do site commands with site:domain.com (i.e. without the www) you would not notice much of a difference here).

Further on, Search Engine Roundtable confirms that Google has informed them that this site change is not a deliberate step and the current situation should return back to normal in some time. 

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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