Diagnose Your Google Ranking & On-line Reputation
The first step to controlling any situation is determining whether or not you have a problem and, if so, how bad the problem really is. In the first part of this guide, we’ll help you diagnose your Google ranking, or, what shows up in the search results for your name and in what order they appear. Based on how your name ranks, we’ll help you determine what corrective action you need to take.
Step 1: Google Yourself
The very first thing you need to do is go to Google and type your name into the search bar. Make sure to:
- Sign out of your Google Account. Google employs personalized and local searches when you are signed into your account. In other words, Google will slightly alter your results to make them more relevant to you based on your location and what they know about you through your Google account. The person searching you won’t have the same customizations for your name, so make sure you sign out before searching to get a true snapshot of how your results look to others.
- Search for the name people will actually use to search you: Do you use your middle name or initial on your resume? Do you go by a nickname that most people call you? Did you recently acquire a hyphenated last name? When you search for yourself on-line, make sure you use the name that people are going to be searching for you with. Also, search for any variations of your name or common misspellings. In the same vein, make sure you are consistent with your name. Be sure you are using the same name on your resume, social media profiles, website, etc. (and make sure that it’s the one that you want to show up in Google results.)
Please call us on 0871351005 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on our Reputation Management Services.