Why is google indexing my personal domain "better" than my work's domain - both have WP blogs, but only posts under my personal domain show up in the Google Alert I have for my name. I am responsible for the visibility of my employer's blog and I do not think it's being crawled effectively (or something).
I'm fairly certain that this is related to the poor SEO practices that were put into place at my employer's WP blog, which I am trying to fix. But essentially, when I post an item to my personal site, I'll get a Google Alert in my inbox (in a few hours) that I have set up for my name. When I post something to the company's site (which does include "author name" which I'd think would be indexed), I have never gotten any type of alert, and I do post there more frequently.
Of course, my personal domain has the blog front-and-center, but my work has the main page and it's blog is at employer-dot-com-slash-blog. I can't see that making too much of a difference, but I could be wrong. I will also mention that our main blog page does not list authors (and I cannot fix this due to some poor hardcoding by hired SEO "experts"
), but if you drill down into an individual post my name is listed. (and yes, that's listed as my full name and not just first initial and last name)
FWIW, when I google my own name, my author page at my employer's blog comes up 3rd (which is great), but again, I'd like to understand why Google Alerts does not ping me when I write for work.