Existing on Google
Posted by Probably Rachel
I was reading this blog post. It’s about social media and has some great tips.
One in particular made me think. “You only exist if Google says you do.” I googled myself today. Surprisingly most of the first page is actually me, but not all of it. As cool as it would be to own a business, I don’t own A Closet of Her Own. And I’ve never been on a PTA council. That was googling “Rachel Engelhardt” so I tried “Rachel L. Engelhardt.” Fewer on the first page were me. I’m considering dropping that initial.
Likewise I did a Facebook search, I found five other “mes.” Likewise there were three of us Rachel Engelhardts on LinkedIn.
I’m applying for jobs and knowing that my potential employers are looking me up on Google and social media, I want them to find me not someone else.
Along the same lines, I’ll have a new last name in six months so how do I make sure that my work under my maiden name is found along with my work under my married name?