The next project was to utilize the services of BrandYourself which was more confusing to me and not as beneficial as I had hoped for.
Again, I have a common name. 8 out of the 10 items that came up in their initial search were not related to this Megan Dean. The other 2 were somewhat related but not to me personally meaning I’m sure they could find my info on those other searches after further searching occurred.
One down side of using BrandYourself is that it gave suggestions that I didn’t believe were best for my webpages. One suggestion was to use ‘Megan Dean’ in my bio description as well as in my title so that I can be found easier. This however does not seem professional or correct for this to be added so I did not take the advice and kept my page the way it was. It also told me to add more employment history and would not let me accomplish their requirement because nothing was added. The problem is that all of my employment history is already listed and there is nothing to add at this time.
I did add my Pinterest, updated my summary on LinkedIn, and also optimized the info on my about.me page to get more of my information linked. I do feel I needed to update a little information which this prompted but I don;t think that all of the suggestions were necessary or appropriate.
Dean, M. (2016, March 20). BrandYourself. [Screenshot]. Retrieved from https.brandyourself.com/reportcard