Every now and then I do a search on my own name.
I do it because I want to know what’s being said about me online as a large part of my reputation/brand is online.
If you don’t Google yourself, then you should. Google results on your name are an important/common part of how people will view you.
The information about me comes, as you’ll see here, from various sources and in different formats.
We have a Wikipedia entry.
Then this site.
Wow. That’s a whole lots of places the data gets sourced from.
So you can see the importance of having your face/brand/business in many different places.
If you’re in business and not in all of those places, then you need to be because you want people to find the right information on you and your business.
Don’t let other people control the information that people see about you.