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Do You Really Want to Know What They're Saying About You?

There are two camps of people, those that don’t want to know what others are saying about them and those that want to know everything anyone is saying about them. Much to my own dismay, I fall into the latter category.

For those of you like me, Google Alerts come in handy. Initially I used my Google Alerts just to keep up on new things happening within my industry. Then we started using it to keep track of articles and where they were published or picked up. Now I use it to track what others are saying about my company, but also about me specifically.

Recently I found out that I was a “poopie head”. Seriously. Check this out:

Poopie Head

No, you won’t see it there… but if you highlight some white space you can see it:

Poopie Head

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It reminds me of something I read once, and for the life of me I can’t remember where, but it was something to the effect of: Be careful not to listen to closely to what others have to say about you, otherwise you’ll just wind up disappointed. Of course, this amused me more than anything, but if you’re a well-known entity I’m sure you can find all kinds of things, both positive and negative, about you if you look hard enough.

When it comes to being called a poopie head… well, I’ve been called worse! At least I know I’m making an impact on someone somewhere!

Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

4 Responses to Do You Really Want to Know What They're Saying About You?

  1. Stoney …. one of these days you can even get a nice slogan out of these characters. 🙂 Poopie head wouldn’t be the best one to use.

    PolePositionMarketing – “The Poopie Head Approach” ?

    When I used to publish my Newsletter (3 years ago) I was called different names … Women would say “Ass*ole” but they kept reading the letters.

  2. Stoney G deGeyter
    Stoney deGeyter says:

    Well, I think he already developed a slogan for me… check out this ad he runs locally. Scroll down and you see three links, one to one of his spam sites, one to me and one to another local SEO.

  3. Stoney G deGeyter
    Stoney deGeyter says:

    Liberal? There is no such thing. I think you mean that I’m not a “Progressive”.

    😉