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    Google Autocomplete has stopped showing my brand


    Hi Guys

    Hopefully you will be able to help me.

    I work for a shaving products brand called The Bluebeards Revenge. For some reason when you search 'bluebeards' in google - the autocomplete does not show 'bluebeards revenge' (when it used to). It does however, display 'bluebeards revenge scimitar review'

    I was just wondering if anyone knew why it could have stopped showing bluebeards revenge - has google changed its autocomplete technology? They are thousands of pages on the web about us so its really strange.

    Have tried to search the web for an answer but I can't find anything.

    Thanks

    Nick
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    Originally Posted by nickgibbens
    Hi Guys

    Hopefully you will be able to help me.

    I work for a shaving products brand called The Bluebeards Revenge. For some reason when you search 'bluebeards' in google - the autocomplete does not show 'bluebeards revenge' (when it used to). It does however, display 'bluebeards revenge scimitar review'

    I was just wondering if anyone knew why it could have stopped showing bluebeards revenge - has google changed its autocomplete technology? They are thousands of pages on the web about us so its really strange.

    Have tried to search the web for an answer but I can't find anything.

    Thanks

    Nick
    Same issues here. A term or a few related to my name were on there until recently. Now there is nothing on there related to my name.

    It doesn't seem to be a simple case of search popularity, because if Google Keywords is any indication, other search terms that are getting less search traffic than mine still have several related terms in the autocomplete box, and they have been on there for quite a while, even gaining new related search terms. I sometimes wonder if my terms have been banned from the autocomplete box for some reason, although not banned from the actual search results.

    Google autocomplete can affect perceptions (e.g. depending on how many related terms appear when someone is searching for something, the searcher might form an impression right there, etc.), so it is important.

    Anyone know how to get terms back on?
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    Originally Posted by nickgibbens
    Have tried to search the web for an answer but I can't find anything.
    Did you try Google Support?.

    http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=106230

    You may be seeing personalised predictions or there could be other reasons which are explained on that page.
    Last edited by zico82; Nov 23rd, 2012 at 08:39 AM.
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    Originally Posted by zico82
    Did you try Google Support?.

    http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=106230

    You may be seeing personalised predictions or there could be other reasons which are explained on that page.


    According to that article:



    What's included?
    Google's algorithm predicts and displays search queries based on other users' search activities and the contents of web pages indexed by Google. If you're signed in to your Google Account and have Web History enabled, you might also see search queries from relevant searches that you've done in the past.
    Personalised search queries - ruled out.
    Other users' search activities - if this is referring to search popularity, we can rule that out as well, as said before.
    So what's left? 'The contents of web pages indexed by Google'. Doesn't explain much.



    What's excluded?
    If no predicted searches appear for a particular word or topic, it's likely due to one of the following reasons:
    1. The search term is not popular enough.
    2. The search term is too fresh.
    3. The search term violates our autocomplete policies.
    4. The search term was mistaken for a policy violation.
    1. Again, ruled out.
    2. Not at all. It was there for years and now it's disappeared.
    3. No, not with regards to any of the categories mentioned.
    4. The only mentioned policy violation is if a word is a translation of a bad word from another language, and that's not the case.



    So, it doesn't seem to be due to anything explained on that page.
    Last edited by sup; Nov 23rd, 2012 at 03:42 PM.

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