A search engine surprise.... Has this ever happened to you?

Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors, Union, NJ

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!

Camille Haynes - Real Estate Agent - Morristown, NJWhat (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. 

Comments (5)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Information is great when its accurate but considering any and everything is on the internet and there is no rules seemingly for accurate and provable content I wouldn't let it bother you. People put WAY too much importance on the internet findings and I dont get it as to me thats like placing a high level of integrity on any of the Tabloids. I am sorry this happened but anyone who does any due diligence should see that is not you.

Sep 08, 2011 05:54 PM
Camille Haynes
Weichert Realtors, Union, NJ - Union, NJ
Union, NJ Area Real Estate

Thanks for the quick response!  I really did have a good chuckle when I did initially saw this.  But when some people do not complete their due diligence on any content, it has made me more aware of what is out there and can be said or associated with you.

Sep 08, 2011 06:14 PM
Jason Watton
Realty One Group of Scottsdale, AZ - Scottsdale, AZ
Realtor - Scottsdale Arizona Homes for Sale

Backwoods Thickness??!!??  Oh my, good luck with that one.  I hope your blog doesn't send more traffic her way and keep her on your name's top search results!  I'm sorry I don't have any good advice but I have suggested and hope it happens because I know that would get you all kinds of good advice.  Best of luck!

Sep 08, 2011 07:11 PM
Gabrielle Jeans
WebTech Dezine, Gabrielle Jeans Real Estate Coach - Toronto, ON
Real Estate Web Solution, Real Estate Trainer and Coach

I constantly search my name on Google. Before I got involved in social media, a Jeans company dominated the Google searches because it is exactly my name. Post social media, I am all over the Google searches. It is always interesting to find out what results come up under your name search and it's a great idea to keep track too.

Sep 09, 2011 03:29 AM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

Girl... I had to go out and check - had not checked in a while.  Typed in my name and it wasn't that bad.  Although I'd like to get to the very top and replace Rosemary C. Brooks, the place, Independent and assisted living....  And Rosemary C. Brooks, Painter.  after that.... its gets down to Rosemary Brooks - The Mother and Daughter Realty Team... and that's me and my daughter!  Rockin'  Thanks for the reminder

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