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You Googled yourself; you found something cringe-worthy. Now what?

You Googled yourself; you found something cringe-worthy. Now what?

Fixing your Online Reputation: There’s an Industry for That - an NPR All Tech Considered story (May 29, 2013) covered Pete Kistler who, despite being a top-shelf job candidate, was not getting hired. A tip from a friend led him to Google his name and a drug-dealing, DUI-having person with the same name popped up in the search results. Not good.

Even if you don’t find anything horrifying connected with your name, you still want YOU -at your shining best- to float to the top of the pile. No one can get rid of bad results associated with your name. They can, however, tamp them down toward the bottom of the page so that the good results show up first. This happens through Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Pete Kistler’s company, brandyourself.com does just this for you and it doesn’t cost a thing.

Try searching for Pete Kistler in Google. Everything about him, including all of his social media assets, are at the top of the search results. You can also take control of your online reputation and apply SEO to promote yourself.