Last updated on Tuesday, December 21, 2021
As described in the article about adding a new domain, you have the option of excluding or including Subdomains.
The option looks like this:
There is no right or wrong option here, as it all depends on how the domain is set up.
For example, Facebook uses Subdomains to indicate a certain country:
Mobile users are directed to m.facebook.com :
When looking at Facebook.com in AccuRanker, ranking positions are only returned when the setting “include subdomains” is set to “on”.
The two images below illustrate the differences in AccuRanker:
- Facebook.com is added to AccuRanker without including subdomains. Rankings for traffic directed to subdomains are not found.
- Facebook.com is added to AccuRanker including subdomains. Suddenly all rankings are available.
This means the decision on whether or not to include subdomains depends on the technical setup of the site.
In some cases, areas of sites are located on subdomains such as help.accuranker.com. In these cases, this can be rank checked separately in AccuRanker.
Read more about how to change Domain Settings.