Remember when Facebook first opened up personal domain names? You could get your own name and it was on a first-come, first-serve basis. Well, recently, HubPages has decided to give you your own subdomain and you better hurry if you want it to be your name. Otherwise, you might have to settle for your name plus a few numbers, or a variation that you’ll be forced to live with.
Let me say that I think this is a good move – for HubPages and for you. Subdomains will likely be considered a higher authority since you’ll have control over all the content in your domain name.
Another benefit to you is reputation management. If you’ve noticed that your profile pages on your most active social networks rank highly for your name, then I expect that your HubPages subdomain will rank well for your name as well. That is, if you keep your subdomain active, and that means writing articles on a regular basis.
Article marketing has long been a very good way to get new traffic to your website and build links. HubPages is one avenue for your articles to get you traffic, links, and an increase in your authority and reputation. Now you can do it with a branded subdomain.