Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Have you Googled yourself lately? Do you like what you find?

Have you Googled yourself lately? Do you like what you find?

google meWhat is Google saying about you?

After reading Steve Kappre's post about Googling yourself, I decided to give it a whirl.  Today when I Googled myself I got some interesting results:

  1. www.eastmaui.com - my own site was ranked first (Phew!)
  2. eastmaui.com/ghunter.html - my own profile page
  3. Twitter.com/mauihunter - (down for maintenance)
  4. ActiveRain profile for Georgina M. Hunter
  5. plaxo.com profile - funny, I just joined that less than 2 months ago
  6. zillow.com profile - one of them anyway - I think have 2 profiles and it's a big mess, don't get me started on that
  7. www.mauihunter.com - another of my own sites
  8. Twellow.com - what the heck is this?  Did I sign up for that too?
  9. localism.com - OK, glad to see this is moving up the ranks
  10. websearch.ramaui.com - my public IDX site - Grand Champions units for sale - don't know how that happened, but it's OK - maybe this area could use some maintenance to increase my SEO

Page 2 was headed up with MyMauiBlog (the AR outside blog) and some of my other sites and finally a link to a FaceBook Gina M. Hunter!  Close but not me. 

I conclude that Plaxo and Twellow have something going on.  What happened to my Trulia profile?  I'm surprised that wasn't on the list. are you easy to find?

Ideally, only my own sites would be in the top ten, but at least all my profiles will point to my sites.  Do your profiles link to your website?  It's easy to do so take that extra step and ensure that you can be found by consumers - your site, your email, or your phone number.  Because if they can't contact you when they find you on the web, then what's the point?

Of course you can easily reach this MAUI REALTOR®:  808 283-0635  EMAIL ME

Georgina M. Hunter R(S) e-Pro ~ Maui Real Esate Sales

Aloha from Maui - watch out for those SEO rats!

Comment balloon 18 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • May 08 2009 06:30PM

Comments

Did you google just your name or attach real estate, or realtor etc. with it? There are so many other Rita Burke's around it's hard for me to place on first page, but I'm there from trulia, and twitter and our google profile page. If I add real estate after my name, all the top social network sites along with our site and our blog sites come up. ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Good idea to just Google your name to make sure there is noting negative showing up.

Posted by Norma Brandsberg (Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496) over 9 years ago

One of the things I love about my name is that no one else has it! Actually someone in Spain has my name but she is only in Spanish language. I dominate at least the first 5 pages of google. I love to tell people with confidence- GOOGLE ME! Katerina

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 9 years ago

Hi Georgina, I've never even heard of Twellow, now I've got to check that one out. It seems everytime you turn around, there is another new social networking site popping up.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 9 years ago

What does all do for you? Can you link it to business that your getting or what?

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) over 9 years ago

I'm surprised you're not at Linked In or Merchant Circle, or if you are, that those did not show up.

Posted by Not a real person over 9 years ago

I regularly check to see where my name comes up!  I not only check my name but also searches for realtor nj, home stager nj, etc.  It helps me to know what sites are working for me and what aren't.  It's interesting to see what sites pop up-- ones I didn't even know I was on! 

Posted by Michele Rose, Burlington County Home Staging & Redesign (Rose-Colored Staging) over 9 years ago

Rita - just my name - it's unique enough at this point.  Maybe you could be "Rita the Rilta" lol

Norma - that's for sure, you want to be first to know!

Katerina you are Unique in this hemisphere!

Silvia - it's hard to keep up

Charles - I wish I could say YES positively, but so far I'm just paying it forward

Russel - on LinkedIn but never heard of Merchant Circle - I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that

Michele - you're right, and it's always changing so you have to keep up with it

Thanks for all your comments!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 9 years ago

Thanks Georgina, I just Googled my name and was surprised by the results.. NOT what I expected.. I clearly have some work to do! 

Posted by Eva Armstrong, Environmental Visions (Environmental Visions) over 9 years ago

Eva - we all need to check up on ourselves from time to time - online reputation management.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 9 years ago

Reputation management is huge for agents! Think about how often you go to Google for info - clients do too. Great reminder for people to check in every so often to see what info is out there on them.

Posted by Rich Rogala, Real Estate Marketing Coach (Consistent Clients) over 9 years ago

We've heard that you should google your name at one of the classes we went to.  It was surprising the results.  Definitely helps you to know what to work on.  Great Idea!

Teresa & Stacy Winchell

Posted by Teresa Winchell (Bluewater Real Estate) over 9 years ago

It is interesting at all the places you pop up!  A very good idea-others are searching this way too so it's nice to know your there and being aware of the information being provided.

Posted by Renee Marrs Caperton, Realtor - Corsicana Texas Real Estate (Marrs & Associates) over 9 years ago

Georgina..Excellent post..so glad i read this..tweet thisThank you

HelpfulHannah selling Real Estate in Philadelphia

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 9 years ago

This is where a famous name is a hindrance.  First, the name is actually quite common and even when I attach "real estate", I get info on the famous writer's home...

But yes, I do google myself and I think it is important to do so.

Posted by Margaret Mitchell, Seacoast Maine & NH Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty) over 9 years ago

Wow, Georgine, those are some impressive results. COngratulations! I know I have some work to do to up my Google rankings, as only my Active Rain profile page comes up when I put in my name. And, like others with common or famous names, those pop up first.

Posted by Karen Cooper, Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States (Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas) over 9 years ago

Georgina...

I don't Google myself but I do Google our Company and BB. I am pleased with the results I find. Having a unique name helps us out a lot. I didn't read all your comments but I thought I should tell you Twellow is Twitter's version of the yellow pages.

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) about 9 years ago

OMG - TLW commented on my post!

Thanks for all your comments - I will return the favor.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 9 years ago

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