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My initial score was a D. This is a poor score but it does not mean that I have a poor reputation on the internet. This occurred because I have a very unique name and there is a popular Italian man that has the same name as me. Most of the search results were about him and my sites showed up a few times. I decided to boost my LinkedIn profile as well as my About.me profile. They offered me suggestions like adding my past positions and well as adding more interests. I now have a perfect score for my LinkedIn profile. If I am active enough on my LinkedIn, it will enhance my visibility on google. On my About.me profile, the website told me to improve by adding my location as well as adding interests. I am now working on getting my profile to be higher on the search list.
Brand Yourself.com is useful for everyone that is seeking jobs as well as students because it allows you to control what future employers see about you!