Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
A Google Autocomplete study by Go Fish Digital shows how Autocomplete can affect a company’s search engine optimization or online reputation management strategy. The results identify the ten most popular Google Autocomplete suggestions.
Brands attempting to overcome negative Autocomplete suggestions or proactively protect their online reputations can use the results of this data-driven study to improve online branding.
“Our first task in managing a new client’s online reputation is to determine which keywords to promote for Autocomplete. We conducted this study to give brands the strongest opportunity to overcome negative suggestions in Google Autocomplete. We wanted to have strong, reliable data for strategy development, not guesswork nor shoot from the hip”, says Brian Patterson, Go Fish Digital’s Client Services Director.
Go Fish Digital’s deep dive started with the Fortune 500 Companies and then expanded to the top and bottom 500 of the Inc. 5000, for a total data set encompassing 1,500 successful companies. This yields useful results for companies of all sizes.
The top ten most common Google Autocomplete suggestions for businesses are:
4. Investor Relations
“Companies need to be aware that people will be searching for their brand name and the words ‘Careers’ or ‘Wiki’ -- Google often suggests those search terms. If brands do not have content on their page correlating with those terms, they could lose valuable traffic to other sources” adds Dan Hinckley, Co-Founder of Go Fish Digital.
The full results of this research study can be found on Search Engine Land at http://searchengineland.com/how-google-autocomplete-can-affect-your-seo-orm-strategy-131412
Go Fish Digital, founded in 2005, is a marketing agency providing online reputation management, search engine optimization, social media marketing, website design and software as a service products. Visit gofishdigital.com for additional information.