Have you ever Googled your own name to see what results show up?
Well I decide to do just that the other day and was enjoying myself looking at the autofill suggestions that popped up. I took a screenshot of every letter of the alphabet after my name 😛
I particularly liked random stuff that people are apparently searching for like Peng Joon Español.
Perhaps it’s time to translate all my products and sales pages into Spanish and see how the market responds…
Or how about this gem that made me laugh: peng joon vs george brown. Saywhatnow?
Proof that there’s only so much you can do to protect your product… Eventually if people are looking to download it, someone’s going to find a way to upload it.
Ooohh… I particularly enjoyed the ‘legit’ search. You know you’re doing something right when people question your authority.
I was amused at the general busybody-ness of people wanting to know about my car, age, income and office. I guess there’s a stalker in all of us. Though I can’t quite fathom what these things have to do with anything I’ve accomplished.
The rest of the search suggestions were about products I’ve launched, systems I’ve promoted and my seminar Internet Income Intensive.
But what stood out the most was the amount of searches that had to do with finding a way to connect with me. From Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, email address and my blog.
I guess the takeaway here is to realize that people are using the internet to talk. Only that the conversation is between them and the search engine. As marketers it’s important to keep in mind that we shouldn’t only be using this medium to blast our message. But also to listen to what people are saying.