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Is it okay to have hyphens in brand/company name?

My domain name is without hyphens, but I promote/market my brand/company name with hyphens in between (example: 'company-name'). Is it okay to have such difference? Or will it affect in any way to SEO ...
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Old business name appearing at the end of page titles on Google - how do I get rid of it? [duplicate]

I’m having some issues with how page titles are appearing on Google. Some pages have our old business name added onto the end of their titles, even though the old name doesn't appear anywhere on our ...
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Social media icons on website

Possibly an already answered question, but I'm having doubts with regards to properly adding social media icons to a website. I work for a company and at the bottom of our website there are social ...
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Can I acquire and redirect a competitor's .com brand name domain to our own site if its available? [duplicate]

Example Scenario: A close competitor has their own website: example.co.uk but has not registered example.com, so example.com if freely available. Put aside any ambitions of 'easy' / blackhat SEO ...
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Getting Gravatar to appear in email Inbox

I have created a Gravatar for my email address for my business website through the Gravatar Website (gravatar.com). I have done some reading and understand that this gravatar should appear in peoples ...
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SAAS Based URL Mapping with Branding [duplicate]

We have a SAAS based product with big vision & currently we are rebranding our product model. Is it the best SEO practice if i am going to use my Brand Name in my URL's of the main pages? Eg: ...
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For a personal domain name better user lastname.com or firstname.lastname.com? [closed]

my name is Pierre Aribaut (Aribaut is the last name), i own aribaut.com but i didn't really use it yet, as i used to use my nickname as domain name. I'm thinking of using this domain name instead of ...
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Prevent my AdWords ads from showing on queries for my brand

I have noticed that when Google searching for a site like "nike" a google ad shows up for their website. Most people looking for the website will understandably click on the advert as it's the first ...
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Should the brand name appear in each tag title even if it repeats keywords or dilutes from the targeted keyword phrase?

I found in other question that the brand name repeated in every tag title doesn't add any value for SEO. But I'd like to include the brand name in tag title to give strength to the name of the company ...
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How do I get email clients, other than Gmail, to show my company avatar beside my emails in inboxes?

I have noticed in my inbox that a number of companies have their avatar/logo displayed next to their address/message snippet. This is true in a number of email clients that I have used - Gmail, ...
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.company vs. .com domain - should I use domain forwarding?

I bought an online shop that came with a short but not brand-specific .company domain, but I would prefer to use a brand-specific .com domain. I was told that I cannot change it unless I'm willing to ...
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How to show more results for our brand name when searched for in Google?

The question, TL;DR: SERP is filled with a lot of comparison and review websites. How do I show my own subdomains, Twitter feed, and Wikipedia entry when a user searches for my "brand"? Slightly ...
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Multiple domains/subdomains for subsidiaries and umbrella company presence?

Here is the scenario: We have our main company that provides training and have decided to expand that into 3 other subsidiaries providing training for different areas of the same industry. Further to ...
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"Brand® product" or "Brand product" in title?

We have always used Brand® product in the title element (because this is what it is). People of course search for Brand product and not Brand® product. I am in doubt. We are being advised to remove ...
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What are protentional downfalls of using profanity in my domain and site branding?

I am wanting to use profanity in a domain name and site branding but I was wondering if it could present any unexpected issues for me. Turning on SafeSearch I noticed it still returned results with ...
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Dilemma: Structure of Similar Websites [closed]

I have created music and movies knowledge sites for use locally in my country (think of Genius and IMDb). Both were built differently (by different people) and do not share anything. But I am in a ...
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Google indexed my domain name, but my entity's name with spaces isn't returned [duplicate]

Working for my client, Google has indexed for some time the index page of my website example.com. If a search is done for "example company" however, Google returns no results. If the search is done ...
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a short neologism or a more familiar name, but longer: which is the best for ranking?

I have to choose a domain name for my website among several possible options, and specifically I'm undecided between two of them, which can be identified as belonging to 2 different categories (let's ...
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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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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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Google excluding site for queries for its exact name

I have a client site with a unique name (not just the FQDN, but the company name that the site is for) that simply will not appear for Google searches using the company name. It's a very simple and ...
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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 ...