Setting up under existing domain, or sub-domain?

May 1, 2010 at 1:07 AM
Is it better to install BlogEngine in a folder within an existing web site, or as a sub-domain. The reason I decided to start a blog, was to keep my website "fresh" by adding regular blog posts and thus, enhancing the visibility of my website. After having trouble installing it on my AbleCommerce website ( http://www.contractors-solutions.net ), I had to install it as a sub-domain ( http://blog.contractors-solutions.net ) Will this be considered a separate web site, or a subset of the original web site? In other words, in the eyes of the search engines, will they compliment each other, or stand alone? Any input would be appreciated, Thanks, Scott