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Brand name as keyword for a brand.com site. How to make it appear in search?

I am working on a website for a client, and even though the site ranks extremely well for various different keywords (which is good), if I search for the site's name the homepage does not appear even ...
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Generic or brandable name for blog

This question looked like a duplicate, but it's actually talking about domains in general which may include company domains. My question is about blog domains. And all the answers in that question ...
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Branding in terms of SEO

There have been plenty of cases in the SEO industry about websites picking up some penalty from google. From a marketing viewpoint, the absence of key marketing theory can partly explain why ‘SEO ...
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Brand name is wrong in the Google News Alerts

In the Google News Alert, the brand name being displayed of my website is wrong. Instead of the website name, one of the product’s name is getting detected as the brand name. How do I get Google to ...
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Can media corportation take away my domain name? [duplicate]

Recently i've noticed that there is actually free cool domain name, let's say 'googleinsider.com`. Buy this domain is my dream and for some money (not so small well) i can buy this domain. And i will ...
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Can I brand a subdomain as a separate project?

I've a very interesting domain: ink. I have a project ready to launch on that. However ink.can be mutated into l.ink., a subdomain for an unrelated project. So main domain and subdomain would be ...
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Question about choosing name for Facebook fan page

I'm in process of creating new site which must be on domain xyz-backgrounds.com (assume that xyzwallpapers.com, xyz-wallappers.com and xyzbackgrounds.com are already used). Search term which is ...
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How can I serve different banners/CSS/branding to users based on their location?

One of my clients is a financial planner. He is in the Pacific Northwest, an area big on buying local, and the site's visual identity reflects that in header images, colors, etc... Well, apparently ...
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Focusing on 1 subject means deletion of other posts?

I decided to focus only Wordpress topics on my blog. But before this decision, I created several posts very unrelated to Wordpress such as conspiracy posts and health. This is like a minor rebranding ...
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Are there any reasons to put the domain name or company name in the page's title tag?

After I read this question and answer about SEO and title, I want to ask if it is necessary to put the company name or the domain name into the title. On the start page I think it is necessary, like ...
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An Email About Company “Brand Registration Confirmation”, SPAM?

One of my clients has the domain EXAMPLE.com for his company, today I received an email about someone trying to register EXAMPLE brand for From: * [mailto:*@-.org.cn] Sent: Friday, January 17, ...
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WP Network — Planning Long Term SEO (one large site versus microsites)

The Main Question is This (details follow below): Is it better to go with individual domain names for the various niches of a company's focus, or is it better to put it all under one domain? I'm ...
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Can merging 4 sites into 1 help?

The company I work for has 4 websites. There is a related theme to them (all IT services or web design / development). All have unique content. I am hearing more and more that these need to be ...
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Using a trademark as a subdomain?

Let's imagine a website that deals with cars: www.cars.com In order to categorize his website, the webmaster decides to create subdomains for the most famous brands: ford.cars.com chrysler.cars.com ...
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Changing my domain name - need a checklist

I have a web site currently with say 'a.com', with a quite good Google rankings and a hit rate. Now due to some change in business needs I need to change my domain name to 'b.com'. Can you provide ...
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Naming your website longname.com vs shortcatchy.net vs shortcatchy.info

I'm designing a website that will basically be a social network for sharing information. I have the domain $$$$d.net and the same domain $$$$d.info where "$$$$" is a word (that runs into the d) ...
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Building a brand around a domain / word that has UK & American spellings

I'm trying to decide if I should run with an idea I have for a website, and the domain would contain a word that has an American and UK spelling. I can only purchase one of the spellings. I've ...
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Astroturfing your own name in Google?

Ideally, when a prospective employer or client googles you or your companies name, they get the most relevant things first. However, this is rarely the case. In a perfect world, if I were able, I ...
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Creating an international website service (domain)name or brand

When one is interested in creating a service for the masses, and thus wants to reach an international target, a decision has to be made whether to follow a so called "ethnocentric" approach when it ...
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Why would a website's URL scheme be changed from short and user-friendly URLs to long URLs?

I wonder why some website changes their short and user-friendly URLs to long URLs - examples: cricinfo.com ----> espncricinfo.com indiafm.com ---> bollywoodhungama.com Why would a webmaster ...
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How important is the logo for a freelancer?

How important is a logo for a freelancer ? If I'm going to design a small static website to represent myself with 'about', 'skills', 'portfolio' ... etc. pages and I want to keep the design as simple ...
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When choosing a domain does including your brand affect SEO performance?

I've been asked to build a "landing page" for a local branch of an international corporation. While the corporation has a well-established domain name, the local office wants to use a unique, ...
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Is an animated favicon.ico a bad idea? Are there cool uses of animated favicon.ico out there?

Whenever I generate a favicon.ico using html-kit.com, it gives me the option to get an animated version. I've never used an animated favicon, but other than it being "visually noisy" is there any ...