When is the last time you Googled yourself?
You know you have done it and estimates are at least one other person has done so. Maybe that person is a future or current employer, a long lost friend, or a stalking ex-girlfriend.
We’ve recently talk about this on ChurchMag before, what kind of content comes up and do you personally have control over what is being said?
Businesses, what are your employees’ Google results because that reflects on you. Churches and ministries, recognize that your church staff have an online profile and you really should look into what is being said, even if you are not currently doing a performance assessment.
Below is an amazing infographic of some thorough data on what is happening with people’s own Google’d results.
Here are three points from it that you need to be aware of.
- 94% of people only look at the first page of Google results and 25% of people’s content is negative on the first page.
- Only 50% of people’s personal “Google’d” searches are their own content on the first result. (i.e. their own blog or LinkedIn account)
- LinkedIn and WordPress rank higher than all other platforms in social media and blogging platforms.
What comes up when you good yourself? Good or bad? Do you own that content?