Be Prepared for a Surprise, Google Yourself

Last Update: February 15, 2018


Have you ever thought about Googling yourself, No? Well, then it is time to do so.

Hello everybody, here comes my monthly post.

You might think this is a strange title for a post. Let me explain. To do so I have to take you back into time. To be precise it was Decembre 2013. I had become the proud owner of a small computer and my neighbor was so kind to show me the first tricks to make that machine work. It was a struggle I can assure you as machines and myself combined normally don’t go together. I have often thought now the moment has come to throw it out of the window. That is not possible as in Spain you have bars on the outside. It has to do with safety and installing bars on the windows is something from really old times. The modern thief will come with some sophisticated equipment and will enter your home bars or no bars but that is not what this post is about.

While I was trying to understand the basics one day I Googled myself. This I did to practice you know not realizing I would be in for a surprise. I found myself by just typing in my full name and there I was. I started reading about Golf Tournaments in which I had participated and won some prize to another tournament which I had sponsored. A little bit further down it happened. I did not believe my eyes I can tell you.

I saw I was the owner of a transport company, delivering goods by truck all over the place. My name, the full address was visible the only thing that differed was the telephone number. When one sees something like that it is kind of a shock till you start realizing what it actually means. You start thinking: what kind of goods do I deliver? Hopefully, it is not drugs or human trafficking. The more one thinks about it the more worried one gets.

I went to the police to put a denuncia as my identity had been stolen and under my name but without my knowledge perhaps strange things were happening. The police officer agreed this was not good and wrote down the whole story. It was December the 18th and this denuncia went to the Malaga court. Till today I am waiting to see if something happens but at least by going to the police I have my back covered.

Recently I Googled myself again. Once more I was in for a surprise. Since 1 year I have 2 websites. I have used private photos on some posts. I have commented on other websites. All of that now appears under my name. I have a photo gallery, myself, photos from trips and I also recognized people from Wealthy Affiliate I have been in contact with. Then there were quite some things which I could not relate to myself so I wonder why Google does it. I thought it was quite a sight. Do a Google search of yourself, I bet you will be surprised too.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske

p.s. Yesterday was Saint Valentine and my better half invited me out for dinner and dance. We had a jolly good time and here is a photo as proof.


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buffetearns Premium
I will do thank you!

Wayne
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Wayne,

I hope you will be pleasantly surprised with your findings.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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buffetearns Premium
It is positive, I am portrayed quite well!

Thank goodness. Thanks for sharing!

Wayne
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laparra1 Premium
That is good news Wayne and you are welcome.

Taetske
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phoeby123 Premium
Thanks for the reminder. I'll google myself today.
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Phoeby,

I hope your search will only bring positive results.
Thank you for reading my post.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Now that is a story. I have googled myself before but only saw what was expected thankfully.
Glad you had a lovely Valentine's Day.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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laparra1 Premium
Thank you, Karen, for visiting. I got more than my vivid imagination had prepared me for. It was a lovely Valentine evening.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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MKearns Premium
Totally impressive Taetske!
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Mike,

I just wonder. Did you already Google yourself and were left speechless?
Thank you for reading my post.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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WildflowerG Premium
Thanks for the information on Google.
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laparra1 Premium
Thank you, Tanya, for reading my post. As you know I am keeping a low profile but I have to write my monthly post, at least that.
One becomes very visible to the whole world, not only your family and friends. Personally, I find it a strange experience.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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WildflowerG Premium
I did Google me but got the typical stuff like address, registered voter, member of Facebook, etc. On Facebook, I found 20 with my name. So, I added Wealthy Affiliate to my name and four of my posts came up. That's all.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Tanya,

Now that is really strange, perhaps it is because my name is a bit unusual? Who knows, I still have not grasped most of the why's and how's. I am not on social media even if I seem to have a Google profile as I have Google mail.

All the best, Taetske
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