What Is Showing About You On Google?

Have you Googled your name lately?  If not, you might want to go ahead and do that to see what Google is showing when it comes to YOU or YOUR sites.

Have you ever noticed that Google is not always showing your best content if you are an online marketer?  Or maybe it’s just not showing what you want to show to world about you.

I know that in my case, I have been pretty annoyed seeing sites or articles of mine showing on first page, when they were no longer what I wanted people to see.  On the other hand, what I do want to see, is not as highly ranked as I would like to. So, what is my best option? Paying a lot of money to some so called SEO expert to fix this?

Well, thanks to Ilka, from The Enlightened Networker, I learned about a fantastic tool called BrandYourself.

What is BrandYourself?

BrandYourslef was created by 3 young guys who thought that each one of us should be able to choose what WE want Google to show about ourselves and our work.

BrandYourself is the first Do-It-Yourself platform that makes it easy for anyone to take control of their own Google results. We make the “Search Engine Optimization” process simple so anyone can make sure positive, relevant results shows up when they are Googled online, without having to pay a reputation firm thousands of dollars a year to do it for them.

I know that in my case it’s solely for a marketing purposes, but for many people out there it could be that they are worried about showing the wrong thing to their boss or future employer or anyone that might want to check them out.

You know that people Google your name, don’t you? That’s why controlling what they see is so important.

What Does BrandYourself Do?

BrandYourself helps you to bring up sites or links that you want to show on Google’s first page and burry the ones that you don’t want there anymore.

On BrandYourself you can do the followings:

  1. Create your profile which will rank high on Google automatically while bringing up the links you include in it as well.
  2. Submit the links that you want to show on Google and mark them as “positive”
  3. Mark the links or sites that you don’t want to show as “negative” to bring them down in the search engines
  4. Boost your “positive” links
BrandYourself is a free do it yourself “search result management” platform; although, you can upgrade for even more optimization.

Would you rather see a video that shows you all that?  Watch it now!


21 thoughts on “What Is Showing About You On Google?”

  1. Great article. i’ve never heard of Brand Yourself before so this is a great tip here. I’m definitely going to try it out. Thanks!

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Glad you are going to try it out. It’s a great tool and easy to use.

  2. Wow, the thought of people typing your name into Google to find out information about you is quiet scary. So like you said how much does Google know about you, and how can we have control of what other see. Worth seeing what Brandyourself is all about. Extremely interesting post. Thank you Sylviane

    1. Hi Sarah,

      Nice to see you here again 🙂

      Yes, more and more people, such as employers, buyers, and so forth are typing your name in the search engines. It’s also a good idea to type you own name once in a while to make sure what shows up. I know I do, every week 🙂

  3. Hi Sylviane,

    This looks like a great tool to have access to, thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    We do check people on Google, I do it myself on a regular basis when people first get in touch with requests etc.

    As you demonstrated it the video we have old comments that turn up on a google search that aren’t really what we want displayed, so I will have a look at this a little later 🙂

    Thanks Sylviane,

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    1. Hi Barry,

      That’s right! We are checked and we also check other people. I do this all the time as well. That’s why what shows up is really important. I love this tool.

      I am so glad that I have had at least one idea per week to make a video about 😉

      Thanks for coming, Barry as always 🙂

  4. There you go again Sylviane, getting in my head. When I read Ilka’s post I thought now how cool is that. I did the same thing you did. I jumped on it and got familiar with it and thought I’d share this as my last video of Barry’s challenge but you beat me to it again… That’s okay though, I’ll come up with something else.

    Great job in explaining it and also giving Ilka credit for having introduced it to us. Actually her husband Randy did so I think that’s so cool that he’s sharing these type of services with her. I have no doubt she’ll be introducing us to even more. He seems like a real go getter in finding these gems.

    Have a wonderful week Sylviane and so glad you enjoyed the challenge.

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    1. Wow, Adrienne!

      Here we go again. We are on the same track 🙂 Well, it’s an honor for me if I am on the same track as you.

      Yes, of course, I made sure I gave credit to whom it belongs. I wouldn’t pretend that this idea came from me if it didn’t. I didn’t know anything about this tool, before I read her post. Don’t you love blog reading? I really like Ilka’s blog and go there every week too 🙂

      Have a great day, Adrienne and let try to had separate ideas next time 🙂 🙂

  5. Thanks for this informative post, Sylvaine!

    I google my name regularly and so far I have no complaints about the results. That said, I’m glad to know about this service. Even with appropriate search results on my name I can see how this service provides the opportunity to target my search results to optimize my blogging and business goals.

    Have a grateful day!


    1. Hi Chrysta,

      How good it feels when Google is showing the right results about your own stuff doesn’t it?

      I wish I could say the same, but I’ve done so many things online for the past 6 years with trials and errors and so forth, I still have to work at it a bit 🙂

      Thanks for coming and have a great day 🙂

  6. Hi Sylviane, first I want to apologize for adding one too many n’s in your name when I left a comment on another post (my bad). After watching you “BrandYourself” I really got your message about how effective and powerful this tool is. It’s amazing to see how BrandYourself interacts with the search results like this. Thanks for the demo!
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    1. Hi Ileane,

      No apologies necessary. I’m so glad you passed by my blog. I’ve seen you around a lot. You are everywhere 🙂

      Indeed it’s great to have a tool that helps us help Google to show the results we want to see on their search engines.

      Thank you so much for passing by. So glad you came for the first time here 🙂

  7. Hi Mika,

    Yes, people do Google themselves and are Googled as well. Of course, the results may take a week or so, but if you don’t use BrandYourself they will stay the same a long, long time. So, yes, it really worth it.

    Thanks for coming again and have a great day!

    1. Great Ivona, I’m sure you will have fun with it. And I can already tell in my case that it does work 🙂

  8. Hi Andrew,

    I just found this comment lost in the moderation lane. Sorry about that. Maybe because it was a bit short, but anyway, here it is published now! Thanks 🙂

  9. Hi Sylviane,

    I’ve never heard of BrandYourself before but I’m checking it right now. It seems interesting, and an interesting way for people with not-so-good reputation to amend search results that come up for their names.

    Although I’m curious to know how BrandYourself optimizes these user accounts for them to work with Google’s SERPs. Also, do the BrandYourself results for your name compete with your own blog (as you’ve used your own name as your domain name)? Thanks.
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    1. Hi Sabrina,

      Thanks for your visit. To answer your question, I am not sure. What I did notice is that whatever site you want to push up with the help of Brandyourself will definitely go up and whatever you want to push down will go down.

      Thanks for coming by 🙂

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