Have you ever typed your name in a search engine to see what comes up? Ever been surprised by the results?
Prior to starting in the real estate business, I really didn’t care what might have been on Google, Yahoo or any other search engine about me (because there was probably not much on the internet). But now that I am more proactive with establishing not only a web presence, but a business, I decided to review how my SEO & marketing efforts are going. I recently did a Google search of my name to see what came up and imagine my surprise I saw….Backwoods Thickness!
What (or who) is Backwoods Thickness? Backwoods Thickness is the moniker for a lovely lady who happens to have a dating advertisement on a website. Not only does she have the same name as me, but is the same age as I am. Imagine the look on my face when I typed up my name and that appeared on the first page of Google alongside my Linked In profile, website and Twitter account (If you can't guess, the picture on the right gives you a pretty good idea). Of course, I had to laugh at the situation. But, caution set in when I thought about others – including potential clients – possibly finding this. I might be overcautious or need not worry. But I do know I have to work a little harder on my SEO :)
Has anybody every done a search on their name and found a weird, strange or random website? I’d love to hear other’s experiences with this.