Google autocomplete

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-08

I have a question regarding google autocomplete and how it works/is affected. When our company's name is typed in google automatically suggests additional keywords and I was wondering if this could be affected by one of the following:

-on site modifications
-what other sites post about our company
-what other people are actually typing into google relevent to our company name

In other words, is there any control we can have over the the autocomplete suggestions or is this mainly out of our control? Ideally i would like to have certain components suggested after our company name in the long run.
Question by:cyvarza
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    Accepted Solution

    From Google:

    How autocomplete works

    As you type, Google's algorithm predicts and displays search queries based on other users' search activities. In addition, if you're signed in to your Google Account and have Web History enabled, you may see search queries from relevant searches that you've done in the past. All of the predicted queries that are shown in the drop-down list have been typed previously by Google users.

    For certain queries, Google will show separate predictions for just the last few words. Below the word that you're typing in the search box, you'll see a smaller drop-down list containing predictions based only on the last words of your query. While each prediction shown in the drop-down list has been typed before by Google users, the combination of your primary text along with the completion may be unique.

    Predicted queries are algorithmically determined based on a number of purely objective factors (including popularity of search terms) without human intervention. The autocomplete data is updated frequently to offer fresh and rising search queries.

    So, it is affected mainly by the last point: -what other people are actually typing into google relevent to our company name
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    Assisted Solution

    Also check out this google article and see if it answer some of your questions.

    Features autocomplete:

    Control personalized predictions:
    >>>"If you don't want to see search queries based on your web history, you can control how personalized autocomplete works. Here are your options:

    •Sign out of your Google Account while you search on Google. If you aren't signed in to a Google Account, your search experience may be customized based on past search information linked to a cookie on your browser. Learn how to turn off these customizations.
    •Remove particular searches from your Web History at  or by clicking the "Remove" links that appear beside personalized predictions.
    •Remove Web History  from your Google Account."<<<
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    It is basically based on the keyword (it may be your company name) searched by the user worldwide. It also depends at the time if you are logged into google so google have all of your history including your preference and Search History . So you will get different result while you logged in or log out.
    For Ex. If you Type "Online promotion Company" you will get Ninza SEO- Online Promotion Company  on the 54th Place. But if you type Online Promotion Company without quotes you will nowhere find the result Ninza SEO- Online Promotion Company .

    So there are lots of variations . I hope you will find this  helpfu.l
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