Google’s autocomplete feature is Google making recommendations based on what people are searching for, and also what is most commonly mentioned around other keywords, such as your brand name for example.
Autocomplete results for your brand will populate based on the kinds of things your brand is typically mentioned with. You can take advantage of this feature and use it to enhance both your company’s brand and your personal brand.
Hear Brian explain how in the video below:
Here are some key takeaways from the video:
- A lot of businesses try to improve their autocomplete results as a reactive measure to deal with negative search terms populating next to their name. Brian says if you take a proactive approach you can prevent this kind of thing from happening.
- Figure out the positive terms you want to be associated with your brand and use those consistently on social media, your website, and anywhere else where you can control the message.
- Another tactic Brian suggests is to direct people to the Google search results for “your brand name + positive key word” so it generates more searches in favor of what you want to show up next to your name.
- Brian says it’s harder to fix negative autocomplete results than it is to set yourself on the right path in the first place. So always be proactive when it comes to this.
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