Does getting rid of the sub domain really improve your chances of being found on google?

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If you buy your own domain instead of the sub domain provided to you, does it really increase your chances of being found?
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Donald

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Donald

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Does it help with indexing and google ranking as well?
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Emmy

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Hi Donald,

That is a great question! Here is an excerpt from our tutorial on this topic: SEO Tutorial 2 - Planning Your Site With SEO in MInd.

"To maximize traffic to your site, consider investing in your own domain name. A shorter web address makes it easier for your visitors to remember and spell, and stands out more in the search engine results. Your site will appear more professional, and some SEO research suggests that sites with their own domain rank better than sites published to subdomains."

Hope this helps!

Emmy