Here’s a question: Is a well named sub directory better for SEO than a domain name?
Case in point: I searched my name on Google and came up with this:
The pipl site which ends in /Aaron/Bronow is ranked higher than my blog which starts with aaron.bronow.
So I did some research:
- The pipl site is “unranked” in Google toolbar’s PageRank. My blog has a PageRank of 1.
- The pipl site has about 54 pages indexed with Google. aaron.bronow.net has about 136 pages indexed.
- The exact search string “aaron bronow” appears first in the title of both pages.
One difference I noticed is that the meta description and keywords of the pipl site contains my name whereas I had forgotten to apply any SEO meta tags to my blog homepage. So I corrected this error and I’ll check again next week to see if anything has changed.