Sent to you by nunok via Google Reader:
When you type your name in Google, what comes up? Hopefully nothing negative. The Breakdown of A Person's Google Results: How People Look in Google - and How to Look Better infographic from brandyourself.com tells you which of your profiles are going to show up higher in google. If your personal image needs a boost, use BrandYourself, a free website that allows you to create a positive image of yourself and land it on the top page of the Google search.
At BrandYourself, our goal is give our users and readers everything they need to put their best foot forward in Google. Since we track the Google results of over 130K users we were able to analyze millions of results and found some really insightful information.
Want to look better in Google? Think twice about building your personal website on WordPress.
- Bad First Impression: 1.5 Billion names are Searched everyday in Google but people generally don't look great on their first page
- If you want to look better, you need to choose your profiles wisely: For example, LinkedIn is the best social network for rankings, while WordPress is the highest ranking personal site builder. Even more interesting, popular pages like about.me really have trouble ranking high.
- BrandYourself is effective: To date, we have helped people raise their favorite profiles over 250K positions higher in Google. People can expect to raise a profile over 20 positions, or 2 whole pages, by using our software. We are very proud of this.
We know not everyone loves looking at data as much as we do, so we put it in fun infographic form so you can enjoy it too. Let us know what you think!
This is a great informational design that shares some really valuable information. I can attest to much of the information, and have the advantage of owning all 10 results on Google if you search for "Randy Krum". Go ahead…try it!
A couple recommendations I would make to improve the design:
- There doesn't seem to be a higher resolution version available, so some of the font sizes are too small to read. Especially the Sources list and the design credit.
- There's some good data and values in here that would make a better impression if they were visualized
- There should be a URL to the infographic landing page in the footer, so readers can find the original
Thanks to Patrick for sending in the link!