We have a website that sells one of our products which is an e-portfolio. We have committed some time to SEO on this site recently and have seen some positive and some weird results.
If you type e-portfolio (with a hyphen) into Google we currently appear at about page 6 in the search results. If you type eportfolio (without a hyphen) we do not feature at all. I've check 70 pages of results and we don't feature once!
The interesting part is, if you look at the results that appear, Google bolds e-portfolio and eportfolio in the titles and descriptions of the results - as if it sees the two versions as the same word. It doesnt seem to make that assumption for us.
We have tried to use both versions of the word (with and without the hyphen) in the site to see if that has any impact - so far it hasn't changed anything.
Can anyone help to explain, or even better, solve this issue?