Site changes have left these two subdomains unlinked from the sites DNS wasting oodles of previous back-links that could bring in sales. Even a hobbyist like Doc knows dead links are a no-no for serious webmasters. 🙄
“Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at search.ebay.com”.
C’mon guys.. This is beginning webmaster SEO stuff. How can a major corporation such as our example here leave this subdomain un-redirected? Wildcard redirect to a page with a search box so shoppers can find what there looking for. Over the years there is no telling how many backlinks are pointing to search.ebay.com going to waste!
The next eBay dead subdomain is motors.ebay.com. When execs moved their niche eBay Motors website to be part of the core site – they left it’s main entrance point dead!
“Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at motors.ebay.com”.
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Why eBay moved their highest income generating niche site to the core is anyone’s best guess. Considering an automotive website requires specialty programmers effluent in the car business – it was probably a cost saving move.