July 24th, 2009
by Lorrie Thomas
- Don’t be sorry – you need to know what comes up so DO GOOGLE YOURSELF!
When I travel to San Francisco to teach Web Marketing Classes for Berkeley Extension (I do workshops on their San Fran campuses) I always stay at the Hotel Triton.
Hotel Triton is part of the Kimpton eco-friendly hotel chain (WMT loves supporting eco-friendly and socially responsible companies!!)
The hotel’s decor, theme and staff has a rocking sense of humor. During my last stay, my door hanger that usually says “Privacy Please” was replaced with the door hanger to the right. HA!
Of course, I took a picture with my crackberry, Facebooked it, tweeted it, and today, wanted to blog it to share a Friday Web Marketing Therapy funny with ya!
Googling yourself is actually very healthy.
Emilia did a great post called Have You Googled Yourself Lately? that started our Google giddiness. When hotel chains are changing their door hangers to share the Google love, I say it’s time to face the fact that our personal and professional brands are impacted by Google….would you agree?
It is important to see how you, your company and your competition appear when Googled.
Right now, I am dealing with the unfortunate fact that there is another Lorrie Thomas who is messing up my searches for my name! She has been on trial for murder and the news has been all over it, and so has Google
Don’t have time to Google yourself or need a healthy reminder? Then go to Google Alerts
and set up automatic feeds that will hit your email inbox for queries like your name, your company name, or your competitor. HINT – put quotes around your name (Example: “Lorrie Thomas” so you get exact matches).
Happy Friday – Google Yourself and Proactively own your Web Brand!