Google Yourself Monthly To Find Out How Much Information About You are Available Online
January 16, 2017
January 18, 2013
Do you know how much information about yourself is on the internet? For a lot of us, I think too much. With the explosion of social networking websites and blogs, persons are now sharing almost all of their information online. This includes information that can be used to tell where they live, work and play. Now, because of this vast amount of information, scammers are finding it easier to pull off scams, because all they have to do is to Google their potential victims' names and get all the information they need at their fingertips.
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What is Google?
Now, you may be asking why I am asking you to Google yourself monthly. This is because I want you to know how much of your information is online or on the internet. Remember, once your information is available online, there is little or no way for you to control who sees or uses it.
When I say Google yourself, I am referring to searching for your information using the Google search engine.
How to Google yourself
1. Go to http://www.google.com
2. Enter your first and last name between quotation marks.
Example: “John Brown”
To narrow your search, try entering your full name (first, middle and last names):
Example: “John David Brown”
3. Click the Google “Search” or press your “Enter” key.
4. Go through a few pages of the search results to see if you can find any information about yourself.
5. Also, use the Google image search to try and find photos of yourself.
Follow the steps above and click the “Images” link.
Google now has a tool to help online users manage their online reputation by controlling what people see searching on their Search Engine. Click here to learn more.
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