google your own name

Real Estate Agent with Com Choice Realty Inc., brokerage

Just sitting here with a fellow realtor of mine and she says to me, Google yourself.??? Well, honestly I had never thought to do this so I typed in Jay Lough and to my surprise, up came about 3 pages all about me, some I had forgotten about, some from a few years ago. I typed in my husband, my sisters, etc. just to see what else I could find.  Very interesting. I did this because I wanted to make sure that any content in any of my sites was correct information and it wasn't all correct.  I had changed companies from Sutton Group and at one time, I had a site for wheelchair accessible homes, now obsolete.  Was all kinda fun. Try it and see just how famous you are. 

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Comments (11)

Jim Albano
Prudential Damiano Realty - Little Falls, NJ
Team - Jean-Marie Vantuno / Realtors North Jersey Real Estate
Jay, good reminder for all of us to check and see what's out there on the web about us. Now, please excuse me....I have to go Google myself
Feb 21, 2008 01:42 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
I have an auto Google Alert set for anytime my name comes up on the internet.  I am currently on vacation in California and received a Google Alert yesterday.  When I clicked on the link it was a front page quote in our hometown newspaper about info  they had taken from my blog.  How cool is that?
Feb 21, 2008 01:42 PM
Dick Betts
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida
you better do a Google search weekly of yourself.  You might find stuff about you that needs cleaned up!  It's fun looking at your life on the web huh?
Feb 21, 2008 01:42 PM
Susan Walters
Keller Williams Realty, Ann Arbor, MI - Ann Arbor, MI
It can be fun but if your name is a common one like mine, good luck hitting the big times unless you've saved the world.  (I haven't - still working toward it....)
Feb 21, 2008 01:43 PM
Brittany Stewart
Luxe Realty Group - Plano, TX
Making Dallas Home

I have done this several times...sometimes it scared me, well the people who also share my name, lol.  I never thought so many would have the same combination.  It is fun though!


Brittany Stewart

Feb 21, 2008 01:45 PM
Sharon Paxson
Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Good reminder - I have a google alert set up for my name and other alerts I want to know that people are searching for . . .

Sharon Paxson 


Feb 21, 2008 01:47 PM
Vickie Gambrell
Baron Agency - Anderson, SC

Carol how do you get a Google alert?? I would like to have that, I have an old website that shows up above all my other pages and I can not remember how to edit it. i tried to find out and still have not found out how??

It still has me with my old company and pages that have not ever been edited, I keep wondering how it beats the pages I work on all the time??

Feb 21, 2008 01:48 PM
Michael Creel
InActive Agent - Bellevue, WA
Google calls such searches "vanity searches". Try Googling your name attached to various word also.
Feb 21, 2008 02:26 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
Vickie,  Here is the link to Sharon Paxson's Google Alert instructions:
Feb 21, 2008 02:41 PM
Linda Beber
TourFactory Arkansas - Hot Springs, AR

That was interesting that you had a web-site for wheel chair accesible homes..was it successful? What kind of response did you get? Do you know of good web-sites to post a couple of listings I have that were built for wheel chair accessibility? 

 I have a couple of homes I am marketing currently.  One is in the 600,000 range and the other is a multi-million dollar estate home. 

 Linda Beber

Feb 22, 2008 05:41 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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  Best to you!

Mar 20, 2018 05:49 PM
Carol Williams

Did you tag me on this post Fred Griffin

Mar 20, 2018 08:23 PM