How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

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DerrickRose
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How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby DerrickRose » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:18 pm

I have the misfortune of having a very distinctive name, which essentially means that when you type my name into Google, all the results are about me. Among them are various blogs and things that I have written over the years, which thanks to a healthy paranoia are long since deleted.

However, they are still available in cached form even though they are stricken from the sites which host them. How the hell am I supposed to get rid of this stuff? It's nothing too salacious, just juvenile off-color ramblings that aren't exactly flattering for an employer to read.

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby jp0094 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:29 pm

i dont know that you can. However, since your name is distinctive, you might be able to avoid this problem by bringing something else up to the top of the results page. Linkedin or other social media things that will be looked upon favorably or at least neutrally.

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby dominkay » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:34 pm

Hire an SEO company.

Or change your name.

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby Sell Manilla » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:53 pm

They shall live on & on & on & on & on & on & on & on & on & on & on & on & on & on & on & on & on..... & on... and they shall be read by peeps who google you... and they shall be chuckled at... and they shall hopefully be disregarded as childish musings.

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:56 pm

I feel for you on this.. I'm always wanting to learn more about computers and internet just because I am never really sure how vulnerable I am to various attacks and possible mishaps (which could include the variety you're talking about). I bet if you do some more research online you may find other helpful tips..



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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby Sell Manilla » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:30 pm

Good to be very, very wrong on this one.

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby drdolittle » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:44 pm

Having a very distinctive name does not mean that you're the only person with that name world-wide. How would anyone doing a google search know it's really you who posted the offensive/embarrassing shit?

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby underdawg » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:02 am


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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:05 am

underdawg wrote:http://www.reputationdefender.com/

read about em on NYT


Or you can do it for free with the link I posted straight to google...

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby lawschooliseasy » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:14 am

NPR did a piece on this this morning. Turns out you're screwed.

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby como » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:30 am

Start a legal blog using your name. Join linked-in and a bunch of other random stuff. Hope that you can start to bury the content deep.

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:32 am

como wrote:Start a legal blog using your name. Join linked-in and a bunch of other random stuff. Hope that you can start to bury the content deep.


This is basically all the pay site does. You can also ask google to remove the cache if you can delete the original content or have the webmaster do it.

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby txhorn » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:40 am

Hack Google

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby DerrickRose » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:02 am



Thanks for that. I've got some sort of request in to get rid of this thing.

Still, I'm sitting here wondering if all my OCI bids are currently being flushed down the toilet.

And I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on earth with my name (at least with the same spelling). If there is another one, they have no internet presence whatsoever.

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby sundevil77 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:05 am

Name? (Just to make sure this isn't a flame :wink:)

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:06 am

DerrickRose wrote:


Thanks for that. I've got some sort of request in to get rid of this thing.

Still, I'm sitting here wondering if all my OCI bids are currently being flushed down the toilet.

And I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on earth with my name (at least with the same spelling). If there is another one, they have no internet presence whatsoever.


Are these blogs that controversial?

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby DerrickRose » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:19 am

blowhard wrote:
DerrickRose wrote:


Thanks for that. I've got some sort of request in to get rid of this thing.

Still, I'm sitting here wondering if all my OCI bids are currently being flushed down the toilet.

And I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on earth with my name (at least with the same spelling). If there is another one, they have no internet presence whatsoever.


Are these blogs that controversial?


No, but in a legal world of 10,000 law students to 1 job, that I'm even foolish enough to have my personal thoughts available on the internet seems like a dealbreaker.

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Re: How do you get rid of stuff about you in Google?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:36 pm

DerrickRose wrote:


Thanks for that. I've got some sort of request in to get rid of this thing.


It works. I've done it.




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