1. Use a 301 redirect to point my root directory homepage (www.mysite.com) to my blog subfolder (www.mysite.com/subfolder). From the user experience, the blog folder will look like a regular web site.
2. Keep a "splash" page where the user needs to click to enter the site. When they click, they're then taken to the subfolder.
Which option is better? I don't want to lose my Google rankings. I'm a very small business, and I rely heavily on the clients I get from Google. From a user standpoint, the first option is cleaner. They go right to the web site. My concern with the 301, though, is that then there won't be ANYTHING at all content-wise in the root directory. All the content will be in the subfolder. Although option 2 isn't as clean for usability, I don't think it would be that big of a deal; it's just one extra click to get there, and it's what all my clients do now anyway (except they click from my splash page to get to the flash-based site). But if option 1 won't hurt me, then I should probably do that one.
What do you recommend I do? Should I use a 301 redirect to point the root directory to my active subfolder, or should I keep a splash page where the user clicks to get to the subfolder? Which is better for Google? Thanks for any thoughts on this!
Edited by Wishing8, 25 January 2012 - 10:00 AM.