Do you Google yourself?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Access

Do you Google yourself?

I think it goes without saying by now we all know  that what we put on the internet stays on th internet(and not necessarily in the "Vegas Way").  Vegas may keep what happens in Vegas but the stuff on the internet can be accessed anywhere! 

One of the easiest and least time consuming ways to check on your internet rep is to Google yourself.  It is important to make sure that the stuff that pops up on the first page of Google is stuff you want out there.  It is also important to make sure that you, and not someone else with your name, are the main topic on Google page number 1. 

Why is this important?  Well, if you get a lead and the prospect is someone who doesn't know you from Adam, chances are they might just Google you to check you out. 

See for yourself what comes up when I Google myself...

  1. Jeanna Martinez | Facebook  <------------ME

    Friends: Adolfo Gonzalez, Philip Ramirez, Beth Burleson, Alberto Rios, Jacky Juarez
    Jeanna Martinezis on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Jeanna Martinez and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes ...
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  2. RE/MAX of Texas - Jeanna Martinez <------------ME

    RE/MAX of Texas | Jeanna Martinez, RE/MAX Access | 19115 FM 2252 Ste 7, Garden Ridge, TX | (210) 833-2268 | Contact Me by E-mail ...
    www.jeannamartinez.remax-texas.com/ - Cached
  3. Jeanna Martinez(SAHomeSales) on Twitter <------------ME

    mom of 3, realtor, love love love living in san antonio!
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  5. SAHomeSales - <------------ME

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     May 12, 2010 ... Jeanna Martinezlicense #538288. jeannamartinez@gmail.com. 210-833-2268. www.sahomesales.net ... Jeanna Martinez (RE/MAX Access) ...
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    Everything you need to know about Jeanna Martinez Email addresses, Phone numbers, Biography, Marketing, Foreclosure, Home Finder, RE/MAX Access, Mortgage.
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  9. Kristin's Blog: RE/MAX Access Welcomes New Agent ~ Jeanna Martinez ~ <------------ME (Via a blog by my broker/owner)

    RE/MAX Access, is pleased to welcome Jeanna Martinez to it's distinguished group of associates. After meeting right here on ActiveRain, Jeanna has decided ...
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  10. bebo.com - Profile from Jeanna Martinez<RicoWifey>

    Bebo provides an open, engaging, and fun environment that empowers a new generation to discover, connect and express themselves.
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I find it very interesting that I am the topic on 7 of the 10 sites that pop up on page one AND of the 7, 3 are Active Rain pages!  I do need to increase my online activityand make sure that my content is rich and useful because to be honest, I will not be happy until I dominate page one of Google!  I also want to make sure that my potential clients can get a good picture of who I am and what I do just by googling me!

So what's your Google power???

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Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I have Jeanna, and I was surprised by the tens of thousands of times I popped up!  If you google "Northern Virginia Chinese Drywall Expert," I pop up a bunch on the first page!  Who knew?  I am an "expert..."!

Jun 11, 2010 04:42 PM #1
Rainmaker
188,061
Jeanna Martinez
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX

Jay - That is Awesome!  It is so interesting to see what might bring us up! :-)

Jun 11, 2010 04:43 PM #2
Rainmaker
645,178
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Yes, I did. It was fun to see how many times my name came up. Makes you want to be sure and be careful about anything you put on the internet.

Jun 11, 2010 04:45 PM #3
Rainmaker
310,169
Liz Flint
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty - Houston, TX
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066

Ji Jeanna, that is really a good idea.  I'll have to try it and see how I stack up.

Jun 11, 2010 04:46 PM #4
Rainmaker
188,061
Jeanna Martinez
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX

Allen - It is kind of fun and certainly interesting!

Liz - Let's hope you kick page one's butt! :-)

Jun 11, 2010 04:48 PM #5
Rainmaker
1,088,861
Bryant Tutas
Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc - Poinciana, FL
Broker/REALTOR, Tutas Towne Realty, Inc

I own Google. My business card and all of my marketing ask people to google me. Saves me the time of having to sell my services.

Jun 11, 2010 04:49 PM #6
Rainmaker
62,703
Adell Forbes (Realtor)
PEMCO Realty - Atlanta, GA
Sell, Buy, Rent Atlanta Homes

Interesting to say the least...........

Jun 11, 2010 04:52 PM #7
Rainer
25,236
Evelyn Zebro
Beverly-Hanks & Associates - Asheville, NC
Asheville NC Real Estate Broker

I think I'll change my last name to Google.  Or my first. 

Jun 11, 2010 05:04 PM #8
Ambassador
970,437
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Jeanna - I have similar results for my own name.  Good stuff!  :-)

Jun 11, 2010 07:16 PM #9
Rainmaker
1,003,699
Michael J. Perry
RE/MAX Associates of Lancaster, PA. - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster Relo Specialist

This one of the primary reasons I got hooked on AR last yr. ! I've got alot of ground to make up !!!!

Jun 11, 2010 07:37 PM #10
Rainmaker
685,995
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

I watch mine occasionally.  Sure is suprising all the links you can obtain.

Jun 11, 2010 10:07 PM #11
Rainmaker
526,056
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Homes

My name is too common plus I get things about parks.  LOL. But I also get some results similar to yours.

Jun 12, 2010 12:01 AM #12
Rainer
257,137
Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Great blog!

I'm with you. I can't help but google my own name once in a while in a combination of configurations...just trying to figure out how my name might come up if a client is looking for an agent in my area. This keeps me constantly changing my 'tags' as I post blogs and so on.

Jun 12, 2010 07:48 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the reminder.I have not checked my name in a while.

Jun 13, 2010 06:46 AM #14
Rainer
20,740
Beyonca Clark
Century21 New Millennium - Lusby, MD

Great point!!!

Jun 13, 2010 07:04 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Christa Ross
RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist - Pittsburgh, PA
Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes

I google myself but I am also shooting for domination on several keywords that are important to my business so I google them too. It's a great way to find out if you are really accomplishing your online marketing goals.

Jun 13, 2010 07:17 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Sandy Fenton
Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker - Mount Kisco, NY
ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes

There is a travel agent that shares my name and I share the first page of google with her.  If "real estate" is added after my name, then I am the only one.  Cool.

Jun 17, 2010 10:59 PM #17
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