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I'm Asking: What Turns Up When You Google Yourself?

I'm Asking: What Turns Up When You Google Yourself?

It's common knowledge that a potential employer will do a Google search for your name when they're considering you for a position, so it's a good idea to know what's out there for them to find.

My search doesn't come up with anything too mind blowing, but here are some highlights: there's a press release from when I was promoted at my previous job, my name appears on a list of my graduating college class, and if you dig really deep into the Google results I'm quoted at age 19 in a very random article in my campus's paper.

What comes up when you plug in your name? Anything that makes you giggle or blush?

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Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
I have a ridiculously common name. I also have a maiden name that's common enough so that there's nothing about plain old me. :D
amber512 amber512 6 years
Absolutely nothing. I feel so boring! lol
nyxmoxie nyxmoxie 6 years
I have a very common first and last name, only my middle name is unique. I have a name that's suitable for a man or woman, so Google searches bring up all sorts of results because my name is just so common, and none of the searches link me personally. I like it that way. I don't blog, and I don't put up anything personal online.
meetmeherelater meetmeherelater 8 years
the productions ive worked on, my facebook, a friends blog that has a link to mine on his page.
beauticology beauticology 8 years
Supposedly I am a black American call girl, when in actual fact I am a pasty white Australian beauty blogger...
darkangel2305 darkangel2305 8 years
Your search - - did not match any documents. My name is very very unique. I usually use a shortenned version of my first name and that brought up a few things, but none mine :)
darkangel2305 darkangel2305 8 years
Your search - - did not match any documents.My name is very very unique. I usually use a shortenned version of my first name and that brought up a few things, but none mine :)
nikecold nikecold 8 years
Apparently there's a london based house DJ with 9 years of experience who shares my name. If I type in all four names (I'm latinamerican) I just get random people who share one of my last names or first names.
alethia037 alethia037 8 years
With my married name: my Facebook page, a picture in my local paper from a charity event, and a press release about my last job. My last name is Clinch... so there are a lot of articles about people with "clinching" the win for a game and what-not. With my maiden name: the first thing is an email I wrote to the triathalon club's group in college, and then a news article about my parents that I am mentioned in.
alethia037 alethia037 8 years
With my married name: my Facebook page, a picture in my local paper from a charity event, and a press release about my last job. My last name is Clinch... so there are a lot of articles about people with "clinching" the win for a game and what-not.With my maiden name: the first thing is an email I wrote to the triathalon club's group in college, and then a news article about my parents that I am mentioned in.
redtigerlily8 redtigerlily8 8 years
I actually go by 2 names (I have a nickname at school). When I google my real name, mostly other people come up with my flixster account and my high school water polo stats. My nickname turns up my facebook account, my college swim stats, some people that aren't me, and my friends' facebook accounts...which I find kind of odd.
redtigerlily8 redtigerlily8 8 years
I actually go by 2 names (I have a nickname at school). When I google my real name, mostly other people come up with my flixster account and my high school water polo stats.My nickname turns up my facebook account, my college swim stats, some people that aren't me, and my friends' facebook accounts...which I find kind of odd.
LadyAngel89 LadyAngel89 8 years
Well I was curious, and it came up with 4 results (some omitted that were repetitive). Two of them had nothing to do with me, were just names in newspaper articles. The other two consist of my classmates.com profile with the dates I attended my schools and my name from a friend's website where I have my name mentioned because I worked on the graphics and logos for her webpage. I like my low profile :) Now google my screenname and there's so many results it's not even funny :)
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
my facebook comes up when i goggle myself with my married name...my lacrosse stats from college show up when i goggle myself with my maiden name...
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
I don't have a common first or last name, but surprisingly, all the other women with my name have been pretty busy! If you go to the second page of google results, there's a genealogy page, and the woman listed has my first name, my mom's first name (correct spelling, too! She's an Anne, not an Ann) as her middle name, and a different last name. Gosh, even when you search for me plus the city I live in, I'm not there. When you search for me plus the city I grew up in, one of my HS rival's mothers pops up as the first result! Which is a little funny. It's a people-finder type website, so she isn't connected to my last name, but it's still pretty funny. :D
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
I don't have a common first or last name, but surprisingly, all the other women with my name have been pretty busy! If you go to the second page of google results, there's a genealogy page, and the woman listed has my first name, my mom's first name (correct spelling, too! She's an Anne, not an Ann) as her middle name, and a different last name. Gosh, even when you search for me plus the city I live in, I'm not there. When you search for me plus the city I grew up in, one of my HS rival's mothers pops up as the first result! Which is a little funny. It's a people-finder type website, so she isn't connected to my last name, but it's still pretty funny. :D
mlen mlen 8 years
i checked out the face book link for my name and it wasn't even me! linked in was though but that's more professional anyway so who cares. other then that nothing is about me!
aanyanka aanyanka 8 years
My name is very common so googling it results in nothing linked to me. However if you google my name along with my city and state my race times come up. But thats it.
luthien-tinuviel luthien-tinuviel 8 years
Is there a way to control what pops up under your name?
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 8 years
Back when I wrote on an MIT blog, the blog links were pretty high up on the list (because MIT gets a hefty boost in google results). Now you get an author/writer with my name...later you can find facebook and linkedin profiles. It used to be that you'd see me on my old company's website, and a few other sites, but I think some of the older stuff has been buried under newer sites.
sharshar sharshar 8 years
Friends' blogs and stuff I wrote for other publications.
chatoyante chatoyante 8 years
I have a bunch of archives from when I wrote for a paper, but there's another girl with my name who wrote for a teen magazine and so it looks like I wrote about politics, the environment...and acne. Great. Also there's a school named after a person with my name, in the South. Sweet!
chatoyante chatoyante 8 years
I have a bunch of archives from when I wrote for a paper, but there's another girl with my name who wrote for a teen magazine and so it looks like I wrote about politics, the environment...and acne. Great. Also there's a school named after a person with my name, in the South. Sweet!
ally14 ally14 8 years
My aunt's pictures (she's a model), and a famous painter who had the same last name as me but pretty much nothing else.
MA-cw MA-cw 8 years
I have an incredibly common name, so not much about me comes up. I've met people who have tried to Google me and were very confused with some of the results that came up. There is one thing about me that comes up from a group I was involved with in college, but that's it until about 8 pages in.
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