what if i want people to be able to find me online?

Discussion in 'Computers and The Internet' started by nimh, Jan 17, 2005.

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  1. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    my entire life online, i've always been really careful about releasing personal info, etc to maintain my privacy, but i'm realizing now, that i've lost contact with MANY people over the years, because i've moved so many times and my parents, siblings, etc have all moved many times, etc. If an old friend from high school or an old travelling buddy or an old boyfriend or girlfriend or co-worker or whatever was trying to contact me, it would be incredibly difficult for anyone to track me down. I've been back and forth across the continent so many times, i've lost track!

    so, what would be a fairly easy way to let people who know me, who are looking for me, find out, say an email address or something like that? i was thinking about maybe making up a webpage with my names, a couple of pictures and an email address. Are there any tricks to make sure that the google spiders will find it and give it higher rank?

    or any other ideas?
  2. Juggalo4ever

    Juggalo4ever KingoftheChubbyGirls

    Just post your real name here a few times, google comes through here alot and they'll be able to find you that way.
  3. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    HAHAHAAH, no thanks!

  4. Shockw4ve

    Shockw4ve Member

  5. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    thx! :D
  6. xaosflux

    xaosflux Sysop Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    I was going to suggest what juggalo did, i have thousands of google hits to my screen name sometimes, its easy to be indexed from here
  7. Umm... aim and email? just contact them once with email or aim and your set. just get like a hotmail or something just an email where you can log in from anywhere.
  8. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    it's true, google crawls through here. it finds my signature line here. real name might be the way to go.
  9. does make sense, BUT there are alot of people named his name probably. unless its apu muhasa hamed etc etc |=|=| (weak attempt at infinite sign)
  10. MattInVegas

    MattInVegas John Denver Mega-Fan

    Here's another way. A bit more work, but, it works too.
    Get your own website, and name it after yourself. IE: Joe's Website.
    And put a picture or two on it. When they search, they'll get a hit with that listing.
  11. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    This is what i ended up doing. :D i just made up a simple form webpage on geocities.

    It's not showing up on google yet, but i'll give it a few days
  12. miami musician

    miami musician Senior Member

    myspace is pretty good...
  13. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    ps, i get 421,000 hits when i google my name! is there any way of getting my page to surface closer to the top of the list?

    i actually found my neices' grandmother's webpage when i googled my name and a sibling's name. she had some geneology pages on her site.
  14. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    thx miami :D
  15. Trotsky311

    Trotsky311 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    the more links that point to your page, the higher it gets on google.

    atleast i think that's how it works. the more of the internet that links to you, the better.
  16. Shockw4ve

    Shockw4ve Member

    You are correct about how google ranks pages. If I were to make a site, and you were to make an exact duplicate of the site, then the page that had more sites linking to it would have the higher rating. Our pages could be identical and yours might show up on the first page and mine might show up on the 30th page even though they have the exact same content.
  17. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    okie dokie i'll try to work on that a bit

    i also put in some meta tags

    i found some links that helped a bit:

    i've been learning about seo, it all sounds a little crazy to me though!
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