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How long does it typically take for people to get used to a rebranded name?

The time it takes for people to get used to a rebranded name can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the extent of the rebranding efforts, how well the change is communicated, and how much exposure the audience has to the new brand.

In general, a complete rebrand takes around a year or more, depending on how quickly you implement the required updates. This includes changing every major reference on first, second, and third party sites and communicating extensively with your audience so that they search for and become familiar with the new name. Consistency in updating all references is key in this process.

Kalicube implements all necessary changes in 30 days. Google will digest the changes in less than three months. Your audience will be comfortable with your new name, and so will you—when you see your old name, it will look “unnatural.” For individuals such as Olga Zarr (formerly Olga Zarzeczna) and Mark A. Preston (formerly Mark Preston), it took approximately six months for them to establish their new personal brands online effectively.

It’s important to note that while Google might update its Knowledge Panel relatively quickly if done correctly—as seen in examples like DeepCrawl’s or DJO’s updates taking less than two days—the human audience may take longer to adapt due to habits and familiarity with the old brand name.

Therefore, while there isn’t a one-size-fits-all timeline, businesses should prepare for an extended period of transition when undertaking a rebranding initiative.

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