Go Google Yourself

According to this study:

Googling oneself is more popular:
In a report Sunday, the Pew Internet and American Life Project said 47 percent of U.S. adult Internet users have looked for information about themselves through Google or another search engine.

That is more than twice the 22 percent of users who did in 2002, but Pew senior research specialist Mary Madden was surprised the growth wasn't higher.
So, on that note, I decided to google me and got these results:

"Kansas Bob" yielded about 11,500

kanasbob returned about 4,700

BobLastname about 6470 and

"Bob Lastname" about 278,000

Let me know if you google you and what you find.


  1. The first five or so that show up are actually ME! Kinda scary. I normally don't use my last name online but a couple of comments I left here and there had it included and Google picked right up on them.

  2. Ego-surfing!

    My real name only shows up once, as a LinkedIn participant, no fame for me. My blog identity brings up my blog, but also brings up places I either commented or was linked back from, that changes now and then and is kind of interesting.

    Since I share a name with a dentist who's not shy about advertising, the initial hit count looks enormous. But they're not me....

  3. One with my real married name. My family was mentioned on a blog by one of our ministers. Saw some stuff written about my husband’s family members. Nothing about me in my maiden name lots of stuff on a women who shares my name. My blog name brought up my bog. MY maiden name brings up a place that is named after my family.


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