When we consider risks to our online presence, there’s no such thing as low stakes.

Untoward information floating around online could cost you your dream job at minimum or compromise your personal safety in the worst case scenario. But how do you know if any of this damaging information is out there? A good place to start is with a Google search of your name.

When was the last time you Googled your own name? While a simple Google inquiry doesn’t even come close to a certified background check, you’d be surprised at what could be out there on those first few pages. Self-search on Google isn’t as indulgent or vapid as it may sound, and many of us do it not just to satisfy our curiosity, but rather damage control or prevention.

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by Yoav Vilner
Startup mentor, CEO and tech blogger