Which is better - one big site or a number of smaller ones?

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Subject: Which is better - one big site or a number of smaller ones?
Posted by:  Brian Cryer (brian.cryer@remove.127.0.0.1.this.ntlworld.com)
Date: Sat, 05 May 2007

From an SEO (and general usability) perspective, which do you think is
better? One big site that covers a number of different areas or several
smaller sites which are specific to one area?

My personal website started out many years ago as a hobby (which it still
is), but it now has sections covering very different topics. For example,
glossary, file-extensions, oracle notes, Delphi etc etc. From an SEO
perspective would it be better to bite the bullet and move each of these to
their own domain or sub-domain, or doesn't it really matter? I think from a
usability perspective I may migrate some to a sub-domain, but wonder whether
this is good or bad from an SEO perspective.

Welcome your thoughts. Thanks.

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Brian Cryer
www.cryer.co.uk/brian

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