For instance, I currently have two articles about Weight Watchers, to which I included the registered trademark symbol. Does that symbol or any other symbol limit the chances of Hubs being found by a search engine, whether Google, HubPages, or any others? I'd appreciate any information you might be able to give me. Thank you!
Sorry Rochelle typo I will try again I did go look at her profile page before I answered her question. I have never seen anyone use a trademark symbol within a title before here at HubPages and am just curious to why she would want to.
I have seen it, but not often. WEIGHT WATCHERS is the trade name and the registered trademark and servicemark of Weight Watchers International, it is usually seen with the 'circle R' mark to indicate this fact. I think the writer was respecting the company by recognizing their legal rights, which is fine and proper.
However, the question was about if using a symbol would affect search engines-- I don't know.
First off, I would like to thank all of you for taking the time to answer my question, so: THANK YOU! I really appreciate the help.
Just Ask Susan - Thank you for mentioning that article. I will definitely check it out right away. As for why I put the registered trademark symbol in some of my titles, Rochelle Frank is completely right in saying that I did it out of respect for the company. I'm obviously new here at HubPages and new at publishing articles containing company names, so I wasn't sure what was considered the proper thing to do.
Marisa Wright - Thank you for your input. I will try to work on expanding my Hubs or, at least, keep that in mind for future ones. As for if it affects the chance of being found, I completely agree with you.
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