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When someone Google’s your company name you want to own that first page of results and control the content that shows up. The first and best way to do this is to build the reputation and raking of your social media properties.
This includes your Facebook and Twitter pages, Linkedin profile, Youtube account, Pinterest account, and any other social media/business profile pages that you control. This will increase the SEO strength of these pages and make it more likely that these pages will show up in the #2, #3, #4, #5 spots in the search engine results when someone searches for your name.
This can give your brand name some protection from people who may be writing negative things about you on the internet. When someone searches for your brand name, they will see your main website in the top-ranking spot, followed by all of your social media accounts and profile pages. This is a wonderful result compared to a scenario where someone searches for your brand name, and they see a wide range of people writing negative things about you on sites like Ripoffreport.com, Yelp, Tripadvisor, or perhaps in their own blog articles or news postings.
For some nightmare stories about Negative Yelp Reviews, follow the link to another blog post about this very subject.
You can see this concept at work in the screen shot below. The green arrows represent websites where we are in control of the content. The red arrow is shown next to Yelp – a website where we do not have the ability to control the content. Ideally, you would want Yelp to be completely off of the first page of the results or at least below the fold.
Even if you hate Google+ and are avoiding it like the plague, the reality is that millions of users are logged into their Google accounts while searching for your product or service. That means their search results are highly personalized for them, including the social extensions +1 numeric counts. Bigger is better, so in this article you’ll find out how to aggregate your +1 counts so that when a user sees any page of your site in the search results or in an ad, the total number of +1′s will show up in the count!
As of May 31, 2012, the Google Products Search will no longer be free. According to an email from a Google representative, he says that they are launching an initiative to create a better shopping experience on Google. As a first step, they are testing new formats on Google.com that make it easier for people to find products. Over the next few months, they’re transitioning from a free model to a commercial model, based on product listing ads, that they’re calling Google Shopping.