| 8:40 pm on Jul 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Quotation marks. Or a "site:" operator; I think they accept your spelling on those.
And thank your stars they didn't decide you meant "maximal.com". For comparison purposes, g### once decided something on my own site-- I was test-searching-- was meant for "marijuana". There was barely a single letter in common, but who am I to argue.
| 8:53 pm on Jul 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the reply. I phrased the question incorrectly - is there anything I can do on the site to get Google to stop displaying the results for 'exmple.com' and go straight to the results for 'example.com'?
I have created an XML sitemap and submitted it via WMT.
I just can't think of anything else to do?
| 9:27 pm on Jul 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
It may be that exmple.com is searched for more or is recognised brand and that example.com is a common misspeling of exmple.com.
It could be a difficult problem to solve quickly. Perhaps building more links with anchor example.com may help. Longer term, on-line brand building for example.com would also possibly help.
Another more drastical solution is to change a domain name to something else that would be returned in searches for its domain name.
| 9:40 pm on Jul 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
They are both abbreviations of sorts, so grammatically speaking both are misspellings. One has a letter missing from the other.
Yeah, I'm thinking the link building is the solution and the changing the domain name has crossed my mind.
I think I'll start with the link building option.
| 10:08 pm on Jul 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Basically no, there's nothing you can do. I run into this all the time with netmeg vs nutmeg. Jenstar even wrote a blog post about it. I've had my first netmeg domain since 1992, it pre-dates Google. There's tons of netmeg pages and posts and references in the index. They still think it's a typo.
Granted, mine is a made-up word and yours may not be, but I've been plastering this made-up word around the net since 1986. Probably the only way to defeat the typo treatment is to get to where you get more branded searches than the other domain.
| 9:41 am on Jul 15, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Our brand name is kind of missipelling for a regular word you find in a dictionary. Google was suggesting replacement (with a dictionary word) for maybe two.. three months, then stopped. Simultaneously, it switched to display 7 results (not 10) for our brand name.
| 10:22 am on Jul 15, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I suppose you have to put yourselves in the shoes of a major brand, e.g. Amazon. If someone searched Amzon.com then Google can probably safely assume that it is a misspelling of Amazon.com. Can they be 100% certain? Of course not, but they can only act on their best knowledge. As mentioned above, build your own brand and generate awareness, brand search volume, traffic, links.