Google Yourself – You Might Be Surprised

Posted on August 19, 2008. Filed under: Google yourself | Tags: , , |


Welcome to my new blog!!!

My first post is about the known phenomena of searching your name on the web. If you do it with the most popular search engine (any idea what that is?), this phenomena is referred to as “Google yourself” or “Googling your name”:

Google My Name

Google My Name

If you are a professional (for example a doctor), who cares about and values his reputation, then the outcome of that search is extremely important to you. Numerous posts have been written about how you should defend / control / manage your online reputation. One of the ways in which you can do this, is publishing online profiles which truly represent you (there are plenty free options to do this) or writing a blog under your name. However, what do you do when you have a common name, such as “John Smith” or a popular name like “David Beckham”. In these cases you will probably not rank even in the first 1000 results. One solution is using your middle name, but if people don’t know that name then it is not a good solution.

Any ideas what you can do in such cases? – I will be more than happy to hear your thoughts

Anyway, in my next blog post, I will write about one of the best solutions on the market (in my opinion) for such a problem.

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