I was involved in a discussion on Twitter recently about the pitfalls of having a name which isn’t unique. Another person with your name who was, or is, more famous than you are.
To add insult to injury, in our cases there were people who’ve shared our names in the past who have been less than perfect human beings.
In my case for example, another Harry Bailey was a doctor in Australia and was using some pretty awful treatments on people. His wikipedia page is the top result for Harry Bailey, and has been since I can remember.
The second Harry Bailey that used to outrank me is a character in a well known black and white Christmas film. He’s the brother of the main character and is referenced across various websites.
Thankfully, my writing and link building for Harry Bailey replaced the later on the first page of several search engines with my own content.Continue reading “Being outranked for your own name in search engines”