I'm in a good position; I'm being pursued by two big tech companies for a public policy/government relations/privacy role, at a regional (ie multi-country) manager level. One is an established giant, the other is a hot, extremely well-funded and rapidly expanding startup. But which to choose? Hope me, MeFites! [more inside]
At some point in the past 9 months Google results for my full name started including my mostly pseudonymous Twitter account as a top result. I discovered this a couple months ago and fixed the two things that might have caused Google to make the connection [details inside], but so far it's had no effect. Is changing the Twitter account's ID the only/best way to release it from Google's clutches? [more inside]
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? [more inside]
Someone has created a site via Google Sites that is radically defaming myself and my family. We're not talking about a 12 year playing a prank. It's a systematic attack with the most egregious accusations one can imagine. They're parroting my personal business site and posting info that is not only libelous, but fantastically horrible. The junk they've posted about myself, my wife and our two small children is heartbreaking. We believe we know who it is (but have no proof) and have contacted the FBI on advice of a lawyer. They've told us they'll call us once they get jurisdiction figured out and the cybercrime guys take a look. The kind SAIC looked at the site and understood the problem but only got the ball in motion. That could take weeks/months for them to move on this and the site needs to come down, now.
HOW? [more inside]
Google App Script - no error generated? I have two scripts that run on form submit, but sometimes they don't run at all. No emailed errors, no messages to the execution transcript or log. [more inside]
I'm a female in the US, about to get married for the second time and taking my husband's name. Help me manage how my new name appears online before it starts to happen. [more inside]
If you do a Google search on my name, the only image that comes up via image search is an old picture that used to be hosted on my work website. But now it links to an... unsavory website. What is the deal? [more inside]
Is there any way to prevent external sites from linking to me? [more inside]
I have a handful of questions about Google, VPNs and privacy. [more inside]
Should I be concerned about the PeekYou results for our daughter's preschool teacher? [more inside]
How to speak to a human being at Google, to resolve an issue with a Blogspot blog? I really do need a person & not a public forum; paid support would be fine.
Do you think it's creepy when you find out someone has Googled you? Semi-related to previous questions about Googling dates, but my date isn't the Googler. [more inside]
Help me manage my scandalous past -- or at least figure out how to reduce its prominence on Internet/Google search results! Details within. [more inside]
If you Google your dates before meeting through online sites, how do you handle the knowing the answers to the mundane areas of their life before being told? [more inside]
I'm worried about some old Usenet postings. Help? [more inside]
Having googled up some seriously unflattering information that may or may not actually be about a guy I sort of thought I might like, I don't know where to go from here. [more inside]
How do I keep my Twitter from showing up on a Google name search? [more inside]
I am a juror in a criminal case. I'm really considering: a.) talking to my wife about it; and b.) googling a couple things related to it. Just how bad of a citizen am I? Will I get caught?
Will setting up multiple sites and pages that inter-link be penalized by Google? [more inside]
I run a nonprofit education center in the Philippines, and a few of our students come from a background of the sex industry. One of my students used to work online for a live webcam sex site, where members pay by the minute. Well, it recently came to his (and my) attention that one of the members who paid for a private chat with him used screen recording software and then posted the video to a blogspot.com site. What can be done to get it removed? If this got out to too many people, his professional future could be completely destroyed. [more inside]
ReputationRepair: How can I fix the Google Search result that's showing an old name for a group on Facebook? The jokes not quite as funny 6 years later. [more inside]
I think I may have made a mess while deleting my website and need some advice! [more inside]
Many moons ago, when I was naive and young, I left an embarrassing trail of incriminating Usenet posts. I had Google remove them from their archive but, forward a few years, they're back! How can I get them deleted for good? [more inside]
I don't like some of the results that turn up when I google my name. What can I do about it?
I used to be able to Google my blog and find past blog posts using a certain search term; now when I do it, these posts aren't found (though they do come up when I search using other keywords). How can I find out why, and if it was deliberate? (the posts were civil, but quite unpopular with certain parties...)
What's it like to do interview for an hourly position at Google? To work there as a worker bee? [more inside]
Pros and Cons of Google's 20 percent time concept? [more inside]
Is there any way to have embarrassing google results removed? [more inside]
I'm at the one year anniversary of my current job and have been grappling with a decision for most of that year... [more inside]
Free, woman-directed porno online? [more inside]