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    SEO , did you mean query

    Google is giving "Did you mean X" suggestions for my brand query. How do I get Google to show my website for my brand keyword?
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    You need to work on your brand awareness
    For example if you have a logo on your site can this be done with css and text then make a link to the home page. If not make sure the alt text for the logo has the brand name in it.
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    From what I've seen with clients, it largely depends on how many people actually type the word in the search box. I don't have a definitive number but if enough people type your brand name in Google's search box, Google starts thinking it's a real word. So I've seen brands successfully using tools like Mechanical Turk to overcome Google's spelling correction for navigational searches.

    Also, if there's a powerful competitor (like a celebrity name or a huge brand named slightly differently but almost the same), it's almost impossible to overcome... But it is not a frequent case
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    If the brand is much much bigger than you it's probably worth a small PPC campaign so you can show up at the top, in most cases it won't cost a huge amount.

    Our agency has this problem, we're a small local company but share a name with a large national stationary retailer.

    Bidding on their brand name (in our area) has helped us quite a bit.

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