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I'm going to get a domain name for my personal web page. It will contain my blog, photos and other personal stuff, plus different web apps and tools that I'm working on.

I have put quite a lot of work in one of the web apps, and I think it has great potential. It covers a niche in a way that no other page has done before and I can see great possibilities to expand it. Via links to webstores and ads I think it could even make some money, and if I play it right this could be the place to go when you're into the specific niche that it covers (sorry for being so vague).

My question is, would it be better for a (potentially great) web app like this to have its own domain name (nameofmyapp.com) instead of being a subpage of my personal page (mypersonaldomain.com/nameofmyapp)? Is the web app more likely to be found by others, via Google etc, with its own domain name? Could a "subpage" give more attention (visitors) to my personal page? pros and cons?

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I would say that you'd be better off, from a marketing point of view, having nameofmyapp.com, it will be easier for people to find and remember and looks more professional.

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+1 If you're serious about it, register the domain. Not having the domain shows you're not even serious enough to spend the measly few bucks on a domain. –  rhooligan May 18 '12 at 15:49
    
Additionally, you can still place a link on the footer/sidebar/about page back to your personal site. –  joshuahedlund May 18 '12 at 19:35
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