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(Entry was posted by John Pitcher on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, September 30, 2014).

NAP consistency across the web

As you are meant to have NAP consistency across the web, will it damage your SEO if your Facebook page has a different company name to your website and Google+ page? A customer has a website and Google+ page XYZ Languages but a Facebook page XYZ Language School. (His Twitter account in his own personal name rather than his company name).

Should he change his Facebook page (if he can - he has over 100 likes) or is it ok to leave as is?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • John Pitcher: As you are meant to have NAP consistency across the web, will it damage your ;SEO if your Facebook page has a different company name to your website and Google+ page? A customer has a website and Google+ page ;XYZ Languages but a Facebook page XYZ Language School. (His Twitter account in his own personal name rather than his company name).

    Should he change his Facebook page (if he can - he has over 100 likes) or is it ok to leave as is?
  • SEMXE: + ;it's always better to have consistent NAP throughout web... different names can confuse robots.. it might possible that Google can relate all these together to a single business by making use of other content tags like description, address, etc. but the best would be to have same NAP.
  • John Pitcher: Many thanks + ;- the customer was advised up-front to have the same NAP but didn't really understand seo and created a different name for his Facebook. Is it worth his while trying to change it??
  • SEMXE: + ;if he has his own name on FB page and doesn't want to change that.. then advice him to create a new FB page with business name and link it as well to the website.
  • John Pitcher: + ;No he has created a company Facebook page using a different company name to the one he has used on the website and on Google+ (initially, he was undecided which of 2 business names to use - XYZ Languages or XYZ Language School; he has used 1 for the website and Google+ and the other for Facebook).
  • SEMXE: + ;there isn't much difference between these two names... however having same name would be perfect.. why is he reluctant on not changing the FB name?
  • John Pitcher: Many thanks + ;
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  • John Pitcher: Many thanks to the panel!

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