Why does google find my last name in my blog?!

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  • #157249

    esplace
    Member

    I’m trying to figure out why, when I google my full name, the first link is to my blog. I don’t have my last name mentioned anywhere in the blog and I can’t find it in my profile or anything like that. So why would the link come up so easily? It’s not a huge issue, I’m just trying to figure out why this happens.

    #157395

    mark
    Staff

    In every case this has happened, someone’s friend has linked to them.

    All you can do is google your full name and interrogate your friends :)

    #157397

    The first time I found my name online I wondered the same thing and found out that it ended up coming from http://performancing.com , which I never remember joining.

    #157413

    esplace
    Member

    Thanks! I think I found the culprit, a well-intentioned friend :)

    #157415

    timethief
    Member

    If you don’t mind me saying so, if you are not a geek, then any attempt to remain anonymous on the internet will not be successful. And, even if you are a geek and do take precautions to protect your identity there will be a “breadcrumb trail”.

    #157423

    timethief
    Member

    If online privacy is important to you then you may wish to read these posts by engtech
    Web Anonymity 101 – Digital Breadcrumbs
    Web Anonymity 102 – A Case Study
    Web Anonymity 103 – Online Privacy

    #157738

    esplace
    Member

    Thanks, like I said, not a big deal, just wondering why it was happening.

    #157740

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. Happy blogging. :)

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