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Author Topic: How do you tweak what comes up when you google yourself?  (Read 9802 times)
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« on: May 01, 2012, 2:29:56 PM »

So I just googled myself. The first result is a comment I made on someone else's blog. No problem, except when taken out of context, it makes me sound kinda racist. (If you actually click on the link and see the discussion, it is obviously sarcasm/hyperbole.)

The rest of the search results and fine and good.

What to do?
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 2:32:31 PM »

Have a professional webpage. Mine has always come first in search results. I don't know what magic I put into it, but it has worked for years with three different webpages.

Also, for a sanity check, you might google yourself from a browser you don't use - Google customizes results based on previous searches, so that result might not be first for everyone.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 2:35:42 PM »

Make an academia.edu account and upload a CV and some papers.  These various academia.edu pages are now the first 4-5 matches when I google myself, pushing less desirable results down the page or onto the next one.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 2:37:32 PM »

Have a professional webpage. Mine has always come first in search results. I don't know what magic I put into it, but it has worked for years with three different webpages.

Also, for a sanity check, you might google yourself from a browser you don't use - Google customizes results based on previous searches, so that result might not be first for everyone.

I do have a professional blog, of which I am proud.  Unfortunately, the other academic blogger has a larger readership, and hence my blog comes up second.

Maybe I should ask my mom to have her friends read my blog, too.

On preview: Yes, I will go to academia.edu and do that. Good call. Thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 2:40:29 PM »

For the "good" webpage
-include links on it to other active websites
-get your page linked from other websites
-update it regularly (for at blog at least, this bumps it up significantly in google)
-google yourself from different computers/IPs and click on the good webpage
-have other people google your name and then click on the good website, instead of just typing in the address (however, not if those are people who you don't want to see the google entry you are trying to camouflage)

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 2:42:39 PM »

My academia.edu page uses my name as it appears in conference programs and publications. I use my middle name or at least middle initial.
I wonder if people will google me with only my first and last name which leads to less flattering or less interesting items. Since I'm  on the market I've always worried about this. Not a ton, but a little anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 3:25:59 PM »

You could ask the other blogger to remove the comment that you made.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012, 3:44:50 PM »

You could ask the other blogger to remove the comment that you made.


Brilliant! (Check your PMs)
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 3:55:23 PM »

You could ask the other blogger to remove the comment that you made.


Brilliant! (Check your PMs)

Hah. This is hilarious.

I will remove your comment for one million dollars.
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 12:23:46 PM »

You could ask the other blogger to remove the comment that you made.


For how long would the deleted comment still show up in Google's cache?
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« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 4:27:33 PM »

It also helps a lot to have links to the "good" webpage from other "serious" (edu/ac addresses are fine) webpages based in different countries that feature the search phrase (in that case, your name) in the link text.
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2012, 4:51:11 PM »

You could ask the other blogger to remove the comment that you made.


For how long would the deleted comment still show up in Google's cache?

We will see. I am waiting for Zuzu's check to clear.
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2012, 8:25:35 PM »

You could ask the other blogger to remove the comment that you made.


For how long would the deleted comment still show up in Google's cache?

We will see. I am waiting for Zuzu's check to clear.

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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 8:37:28 PM »

I am going to change your comment to that! See how you like your Google results now!
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 8:52:07 PM »

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