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Here's why I ask.
When my friend enters his company name, it comes back with "Did you mean [Insert Bad Word Here]?" at the top of the SERP.
It's not that bad, but it has a negative connotation. It'd be like if his company name were Bonheid and it came back and said "Did you mean Bonehead?".
I mean, subconsciously, you probably lose the sale right there, don't you think.
If I do a spell check on my own company name, not in Google, it comes up with a dictionary suggestion. But when I search in Google, it doesn't say "Did you mean _____?". So, for some reason, my friend's company is viewed as a spelling error and my company isn't.
Any insights on this? I'm just curious. Believe me, my friend has much bigger things to worry about than this. But I thought I'd ask anyway.
I was surprised that after just over a month of having the site and one of its subdomains indexed that the "did you mean..." has disappeared. In total 56 pages indexed, 101 results returned for the company name search (many of which *are* typos), only one external link that I'm aware of from a pr5 page (with company name anchor text).
I didn't think it would be this easy! Good luck to you :)
you might also find that the suggestion can differ per language google version you are using (google.fr etc).
Since Google started doing this in 2002 or so it took Google two years to decide my url company name was actually well embedded, rightfully existing and (internationally?) well searched enough. Meanwhile the "did you mean" suggestion to another non-existing word of another company drove me nuts. I even wondered if it was a registerd trademark issue (it seemingly isn't).
Now I enjoy the reverse, misspelling searches sometimes revert to my name.
Bottom-line: It should be fixed once you have enough web pages containing your company name - regardless of what site it is from.