Ever Googled yourself? Of course you have – and there’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, you should do it regularly…
After reading the following article Googling yourself is so hot right now, I wanted to be one of the first to stand up and say – I Google myself all the time! And I think anyone who trades off their name should do it at least every three months.
Why? For an ego pump up? To get the gossip? To find other people who have your name and have done crazy cool things you can now attribute to yourself? … er.. no, not for any of those reasons.
If you trade off your name, you want to Google yourself to find out:
- What will the public see when they search for just your name? Is your website coming up first or perhaps have competitors bought keywords on your name?
- What media articles there are out there about you.
- Is your SEO (search engine optimisation) working (at all).
- Do you perhaps need to include common misspellings of your name in your SEO strategy (like Kristy and Dunphy for me!).
- And the easiest way to stay on top of what the web is saying about you is to set up a Google alert on yourself.
To find out what else I think you should do if you trade of your name, read my article here: 10 tech tips for anyone who trades off their name.
Kirsty Dunphey is one of Australia’s most publicised young entrepreneurs and is the founder of www.reallysold.com – the ultimate tool to help real estate agents write amazing advertisements. The youngest ever winner of the Australian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year award, Kirsty started her first business at 15, her own real estate agency at 21, was a self-made millionaire at 23 and a self-made multi-millionaire at 25. For more information on Kirsty or either of her books – Advance to Go, Collect $1 Million and Retired at 27, If I Can Do It Anyone Can, or to sign up to her weekly newsletter head to: www.kirstydunphey.com
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