LOL I just tried this for the first time! I had 3 (8,9 and 10) on the first page. The first 2 are for HP and the 3rd was for my personal website. Pretty cool! I do, however rate better by just a google search of my name. Unfortunately, my name is pretty common. Thanks for suggesting this as I had never tried it before!
I'm not sure what you are doing--but I just put "robie2" into google search, thinking who else but me could come u p LOL--Well my profile on hubpages is 1 and one of my hubs is 2 on page one but then there is a jpg photo #2 for something called the robie house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and then there is somebody with a screen name of robie2 on a Latin dating site and also some car buff with the name robie2.-- find that kind of interesting--dunno why.
Is that what you are doing? and are you searching google images as well?
Oh silly me-- I just went back and read compu-smart's post--he said images(duh) so I searched my profile in images-- ok the first three were my profile pic on hubpages, #4 was a pic from one of my hubs and 5 was Livelonger's avatar from a forum post to me--then there are a whole bunch more photos from my hubs--hmmmmm think I have to go back and give them all new titles:)
How dare he usurp you! He's only a 3 times Grand Slam Champion...
Images from my Hubs were in 3rd and 4th spot, with a "more from hubpages" under the second one which took me to the images from almost every one of my Hubs. I also had a couple of images from Amazon, of all places.
lol at comments.. It looks like gamegirls is the most exciting find so far lol..........Mark, I had a few words with the main man and your on page 3 now:)...Whitney05 looks like the biggest find here..very popular indeed;)...2patricias, im glad you found this as much fun and excitement as i did..I dont have to keep telling you all im easily pleased and have far too much time on my hands at times!! lol....
Keep em coming and any other information, importance, or relavance to this find!!
This is kind of freeky. My name is unusual so I'm on the first page but also as far as I can tell all the hubs I've left comments on and all the hubbers who's fan I'm and who is my fan are all pictured there...weird
Three of my photos appear on the first page of image search, two of them from hubpages and one from blogspot. Photos #4, 5, and 11. But when I do a web search, there's this voice over talent with my name that appears multiple times. I'm still on the first page though, no. 8.
What fun! My profile name comes up on results page 1 in slots #1, #2 and #3, but under the pix of others in Family Tree, Family History, and Hobbies. However...<G>...I'm thrilled to learn I'm a Top Hubber in Family History! Whoo hoo!
Why worry about it? As several people have said, whether your name shows up on search engines has absolutely NOTHING to do with your success. You want people to find your articles on search engines - you really don't care whether they can find you by name!
Like I said, if it really bothers you, why not save your Hub text, delete your Hubs, start a new account with a more unique name and repost them.
A name that would work under a gOOgle images search would be something like Britney Spears naked pictures lol, but im not sure if this would be allowed and there is no way i could or would even think about tranfering all my hubs (340) to new name and as you mentioned its really about search engines...
lol I don't think Britney Spears quite adds up for me anyway. I am going to stick with drummer boy. Beside's isn't it a good think it is popular, if I ever do get noticed then it would mean a lot of traffic right?
I just imaged searched your name and your 1st on the 1st page!!. I also can see the person in the picture with you much better than your profile pic!
Regards to choosing a name that would show up with popular search keywords would be good but its still a minefield of possible pros n cons!! at least i hope this knowledge will give people lots to think about before finally decideing on choosing or changing a profile name!!
Among the dumb things that I can't do, googling was one I leaned earlier in my short internet life. I started with my real name and my husband's name hoping to find some lost relatives... then my pen name when I first started my wordpress blog. What resulted in a discovery of 'blog scrapper', which I didn't know ever existed in my pre-scammer web worldview, keeps me in awe of google's power.
It was just my playful curiosity that brought me to test Mighty Google, and stupidity turned to serendipity...that took me playing web detective until 4am. This accidental discovery had shaped the last 4 months of my blog life at wordpress. It's continuing to direct my blogging path until I could learn to do plugins that could probably protect me from these blog scrapers. It seems that blog scrapping was more profitable before it was known to many.
I should say, I'm glad it also took me to HubPages as well as broadens my blogging views...even if I have to face many technological challenges that's driving me nuts.
I, and im sure most of you have Google searched our hub profile name and also "Google image" searched, which was a topic I raised here a while ago!I have now just Searched my hubber name within the hubpages...
Hi all,I love internet, when I joined hubpages few months ago I wanted to pick a username that should be different and interesting. My profile name is nothing but a combination of 3 words, as you can understand it has...
OK, so just for the heck of it, I just Googled my Hubpages profile. I'm on the front page multiple times! I use the same screen name on more than one web site and found that I'm quite famous! Tee hee! OK, now you try...
Stumbled on this on an old forum thread. go to http://hubpages.com/profile to see a cool "quilt" of HP profiles. go to http://hubpages.com/profile/YOUR PROFILE NAME/map to see a cluster of your article...