What do I do about 15 years of Google search history?
January 23, 2014 8:57 PM Subscribe
My profession now requires a bit more public profile and as such people are Googling me. Instead of finding what I want them to find (linked in profile, who I am 'professionally', etc) they instead are presented with a version of me from 10 years ago. What do I do?
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
33 now, I've been on the internet since 15. From 15-30 I spent most of my time on music and as such my google search history reflects that. Nothing really embarrassing, but lots of old music on youtube, soundcloud account, etc, some good, most bad. But mainly, it's not really the impression I want to make today on people that are trying to find out who I am - especially professionally.
What do I do about this? Do I pay a reputation service to try to push the "professional" content to the top of the results? What do I do in 5-10 years when my children are old enough to look me up? Do I just resign myself to the fact that the 25 year old me will forever be the person Google shows other people when they look me up?
Sorry for anon, but I don't want this added to my search results also!