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Why Will Google Not Rank My Company Name?

Msg#: 4343267 posted 4:17 pm on Jul 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

I own example.com/asia/biz/cn/co.in/co.uk/eu/in/info/mobi/tel/us

Searching in Yahoo/Bing/DuckDuckGo/Yandex/Grobe, my example.com is in the top 4 results for all of them usually only being beaten by Wikipedia however when searching in any Google.tld my .mobi is the first listed at about #250 then my .info at about #360 and then my .com eventually at #440.

I just do not comprehend why Google does not recognise my example.tlds. Mind you this is the company that for my example.co.uk shows a title bar with example.co.in in the SERPs!

This is the company that ranks a scraping blog at #2 for a search time that uses not only a copy of my widget image but also my full description INCLUDING my company name at least three times in the widget description! Yes Google, my company name!

I can feel the dark side coming on rapidly with throw away domains and blogs, it obviously works since they're the ones who are winning!



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Msg#: 4343267 posted 6:33 pm on Jul 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Have you tried tagging your Company Name, Address, Geo-Cordinates, etc. [schema.org ]


Msg#: 4343267 posted 8:45 pm on Jul 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

The .com has been out there since 1994, the .co.uk since 1995, it's only the past few months that Google seems to have had this problem meanwhile no other search engine has.

If I type example com (not .com) into Google's search box it immediately ranks me #1 and example in, #1, example uk and it ranks a page in the middle of the site, example co.uk I'm #1 with example.co.in in the titlebar, if I type example eu I get 2nd position BUT the titlebar shows the 8th keyword + example.eu

Interestingly if I type example biz, which is on a url-forward to the .com at my registrar's, it shows the correct site and titlebar.

I've also noticed that quite often with branded products that Google ranks the US site ahead of the official site especially when the company is not of US origin even though it may be on a .com

Yet more G foul-ups.

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Msg#: 4343267 posted 12:01 am on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

I don't know that this would bear directly on your problem (of why your main domain isn't showing), but Google's been doing some strange things with redirected domains. I continue to observe oddities associated with this discussion...

Domain name replaced in SERPS with alias domain name
http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4327200.htm [webmasterworld.com]


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Msg#: 4343267 posted 12:47 am on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

HuskyPup, do all your different TLD domains point to different websites or are they all redirects to your main .com site?


Msg#: 4343267 posted 9:32 am on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

are they all redirects to your main .com site?

They are all standalone sites since they are pretty much country/region-specific and targetted however they are all linked through the lhs navigation so that buyers can link easily between various supply factories.

It's only been this last 6-8 months that Google, and Google only, that has had this problem and it is only the index page for each site, all product pages rank well.

Even an unused Twitter account (not mine) but using my example name ranks on page 3 some 42 pages ahead of my .com!

G becomes even less impressive with every passing day IMHO.


Msg#: 4343267 posted 9:40 am on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks Robert, I missed that discussion whilst I was away on business, obviously I'm not the only one who's been having this problem along with many other of Google's inventions that have been extremely poorly executed.


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Msg#: 4343267 posted 10:13 am on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Is the domain name a common word(s) or is it a uniquely made up term (like "twitter")? Maybe the usage of the phrase elsewhere is causing a drop in traffic too. Of course, not to imply that Google is not broken. It definitely seems to be.


Msg#: 4343267 posted 11:10 am on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

It's an 8 letter noun and adjective, a very specific word, you would know it since it is very geographically descriptive as well as having a specific alternate meaning however I would not call it a common term, certainly not where twitter.com/example ranks 430 places higher.

Interestingly there is a very large global publicly-traded company that uses this word in its 4 letter acronym and that's the only place they use it...they beat me hands down even though I own so many different example.tlds.

I don't feel Google is broken, it's just way, way off target with so many things I just cannot imagine what set of parameters they are viewing that makes them believe everything is ok when so many are complaining of bad targeting?

Why is it that G's main competitors seem to be getting things right and they cannot? Of course that's for another thread.

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