jskrewson - 3:42 pm on Mar 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
My domain name is two words slammed together that are rarely if ever used together.
Awhile ago I noticed that repeat customers were searching for "mydomain widget" with the expectation that Google would land them on the right page on my website. The first two pages of results are pages about my website, articles that have been written, etc. A random deep link to my site shows on page three!
The problem exists for "mydomain.com widget" as well. So the domain extension doesn't even help.
As an additional insult, domainname + widget is part of the Google auto-complete results. I have to run adwords ads with a broadmatch on my domain name, but the first adwords ad is at the bottom of the page event though I am bidding for top page placement.
If you search for "mydomain" or "mydomain.com" or "my domain", my site is #1 in the SERPS with good sitelinks.
I'm afraid that a large portion of my potential repeat customers don't make it back because neither my website nor my adwords ads show above the fold. Is this a common problem?