You Better Make Sure The First Page Of Your Google Results Is Good [INFOGRAPHIC]
12:00 pm, August 13th | by Laura Donovan
One of the most terrifying things you can do is Google yourself. Something unfavorable is bound to pop up, whether it’s a link to that incoherent drunk tweet about rude escalators you accidentally published a while back or a link to an Angelfire website you made in eighth grade. All of it matters, as illustrated by a new Brand Yourself infographic.
Fifteen percent of people have at least one negative result on the first page that hurts their reputation, and one in four have nothing positive on page one to boost their image. Awesome. As to be expected, the first result is the most important, and only half of people have control over it. Thankfully some of your profiles — i.e., Meetup, Foursquare, and Stumbleupon — aren’t page one material, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Here’s why you have to protect your online identity and maintain a good personal brand.
[Via Daily Infographic]