The Importance of Viewing Your Social Media Profiles Publicly

Have you ever viewed your social media profiles publicly, meaning, when you are not logged into your own account? Do you know what your social media profiles look like when someone Google's your name? Have you ever entered your own name into Google and seen what results pop up?

The reason I ask these questions, is that, I just read an article called "How to Clean Up Your Online Presence and Make a Great First Impression" and it really made me think about my online social media public profiles. The first thing I did upon finishing the article was search my name +Brandon Schaefer and was surprised at what search results presented themselves. Don't get me wrong, the results were all good, I just found that I can really make my first impression pop out more with a few small tweaks. First impressions matter on the internet and this is an area that very few people have mastered. 

Family members, potential employers and friends will all search for you on Google, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn at some point, why not have your profile up to date and ready for positive viewing. The article "How to Clean Up Your Online Presence and Make a Great First Impression" reviewed three main steps that everyone should take right away, I listed them in bullet points below for your quick reference.

  • Step One: Find Out Where You Stand (and Erase Embarrassments)
  • Step Two: Beef Up Your Online Presence with Better Profiles, a Nameplate Site, and More
  • Step Three: Keep Your Best Foot Forward

Yes, it's easy to sign up for a Google+ personal profile, post some pictures and then forget all about it, this is the area in which we can all clean up and improve by following some simple steps. Remember, the internet keeps everything you do, but most of the time, we have total control over what the public is able to view. I highly recommend you read the full article "How to Clean Up Your Online Presence and Make a Great First Impression" and take action today, don't wait until tomorrow, you will forget all about it.

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PS If you use Google's Blogger platform, you can actually +1 someone, +Brandon Schaefer, directly from your blog post. This is a new update from Blogger and it will really help get your Google SEO ranking raised. You can also put your Google+ post link in you blog post, like you see here, Google+, to get the double SEO Google ranking bonus.