How Can I separate Sub Domain crawl from Main Domain?

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    seohelper
    Keymaster

    I’ve been beating my head against a rock regarding this issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    When I crawl my client’s website, I get both the main domain pages and sub-domain pages as a result. However, competitor websites using the same idx services show only main domain pages. I cannot edit the robots.txt file for subpages.

    Question is when I perform a site: search with google, I get more than 18000 results, both main domain and subdomain, while only having 45 pages on the main website. Other websites using the same idx service only show the main domain for the same search and get less than 700 results with google. Conclusion, we’re ranking for 0 keywords and I’m not sure where to turn.

    #10839
    hopefullyButter

    Follow up questions: I signed up as a domain rather than URL prefix with GSC. would it be better to index the main domain and subdomain separately? I currently have both subdomain and main domain sitemaps indexed.

    #10840
    Als4reddit

    Curious to know what’s the protocol to be followed here

    #10841
    KlutzyResponsibility

    I do not have an answer but am curious:

    Is the subdomain setup in DNS through an A record or a CNAME pointing to the primary domain?

    Are the subdomain’s pages all below the root for the primary domain – or on a different server?

    #10842
    alexanderdross

    Add the domain property to GSC first, by validating trough txt record.
    Then add URL prefix of both the root domain and subdomain.

    You will then be able to get two different reports

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