Can I Say Something?

Business By Sugarbean Updated 5 Mar 2007 , 3:35am by Jackie

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Sugarbean Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:09pm
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Ok in no way is this directed at ANYONE on here. I just want to say something so everyone knows.

But did you guys know that if you Google your business name or your screen name. That CC comes up with the posts you've made.

I'm just stating this as a warning. If you do alot of your business advertising via internet and your screen name or website address is in your siggy, and it is connected to your business. A bride can google your business name and posts will come up with your website.

For example if I'm trash talking another bakery, or complaining about a bride (this was only a thought after seeing how many pages the last thread about the "cheap" bride went) that bride *could* read everything you've said.

Just 2cents! Some of you might not have thought of this. And if would suck if you lost business because a bride saw your name and your *vents*.

I totally thought that things I said were *private* but they are not. I googled myself and was quite surprised to what came. up.

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mitsel8 Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:12pm
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OMG-
I'm shocked, I had no idea.

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korensmommy Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:14pm
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Just tried it and you are absolutley right!
Interesting....

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SophieBelle Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:15pm
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You are so right!

I found something else that's interesting: other people who use the same name on myspace or whatever. Makes me want to change my name! But it's a combination of my daughters' names and I hoped to use it in my own business some day.

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Doug Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:16pm
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hmmm very interesting.

doug alone didn't get it to show up in the first 5 or so pages

nor did doug cake

just so many dougs in the world

but doug cake central brought it to number 2 listing.

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edited to add: loved this on page 19 of results:

"In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 633 already displayed."

naww....I don't talk too much icon_rolleyes.gif
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tho' searching by business name hit it dead on immediately.

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christeena Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:19pm
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Can't Jackie and Heath somehow block our site from being pulled up?? It bothers me that I am not as annonymous (spelling??) as I thought I'd be when I post on this site. I only want my fellow CC's to read my posts! Thanks for the heads up!!

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SophieBelle Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:21pm
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Wo-o-o-ow... I just tried SophieBelle cake and all my recent posts came up. So if I ever used that name for my business and someone googled me to try to find my contact info or whatever, my forum post links would come up!!!

I know that's not the case with all internet forums, but most.

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mitsel8 Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:24pm
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My photo gallery comes up as the first listing. I guess I can tell my friends to just go to google to see my pictures now.

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bellejoey Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:34pm
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Yep! I just googled..my photo gallery came up also...Very interesting.....

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tinascakes Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:34pm
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OMG!!! I can't believe that. I just checked for mine and it's there.

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jenifergilliland Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:44pm
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I can not believe it. That is not right. icon_mad.gif

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darandon Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 10:50pm
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Did you also know that if you google your phone number i.e. 123-456-7890 if it is not unlisted it will come up with the name the phone number is register with and the address. just some more FYI

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jo_ann Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:18pm
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I don't think I like that. When I googled my name I came up with alot of hits for me here and a few that aren't me for other sites.

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SophieBelle Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:21pm
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I actually found a sophiebelle on another food site! and it's not me.

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bambuf Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:25pm
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Wow! It is obvious that I am still a newbie around here. I googled my name and my ebay info came up. LOL! Guess it will take some time to establish myself around here!

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RisqueBusiness Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:26pm
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only happens if your number is listed. I tried this with some unlisted numbers and nothing happened.

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KlyKat Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:30pm
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OMG!!!!!! icon_surprised.gif icon_surprised.gif This freaks me out icon_eek.gif Not to mention angers me icon_mad.gif We live in a sooo unprivate world today. Heck! I don't want my Ebay stuff coming up either icon_cry.gif K'ly

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veejaytx Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:33pm
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I just tried this and sure enough there I am, which is bad enough, but there is actually a porn site using my sign on name!

How can we prevent this? Janice

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kneadacookie Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:35pm
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yes, i googled my name a few days ago and found out the same thing. that really sucks too. i use my business name for my screen name. thinking back, i don't think i've slammed anyone(i hope not), but i have given out several tips and what not. I have also been on several times discussing being lisenced or not. i was shocked to see some of the posts that came up. i should have thought to post this too. thank you creativecakesbylindsay!!. i also wonder if there is something they can do from cc to keep what goes on in cc here in cc!?!

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baker4life Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:36pm
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Very scary..

How dependant our society has gotten on technology and computers and nowadays, you can pull up almost any kind of info on someone...

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cakesbymindy Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:40pm
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This certainly is good information to have. I'm actually surprised that any forum posts on any topics are accessible. I suppose it's best to be careful not to use your actual name on forums until they figure out a way to block the posts.
To Doug: Just had to thank you for the belly laugh I got when you told us what came up on page 19! So funny... icon_biggrin.gif

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29apr00 Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:46pm
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beacuse my screen name is a date, it took until page 6 to find anystuff about me. Page 8 before i found my cakecentral posts. Still, not something i'm pleased about.


jennifer

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KlyKat Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:46pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by veejaytx

I just tried this and sure enough there I am, which is bad enough, but there is actually a porn site using my sign on name!

How can we prevent this? Janice




Holy Crap Janice!!! icon_surprised.gif That is indeed bad, but it did make me LOL icon_lol.gif

I think I'll go back and look at mine a little closer icon_confused.gif

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notjustcake Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:46pm
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Only one person knows about cake central that I know and she knows my screen name she is a close friend and besides her I chose not to mention cake central to anyone or my screenname I also don't state where I live in my profile information I made that mistake once with a friend I told her my ebay name and she started asking question about stuff I was selling!!!
I just wished I didn't say anything towards anyone, my email is the same as my screenname but I hope it doesn't show on my profile either shhh.gif
I am not about to give my few customers my secrets if they only knew all the things I have learned here!

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Jessmar Posted 4 Mar 2007 , 11:55pm
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Yikes I just googled myself and found my profile, posts, etc., and I made sure to log off of cake central before doing my google search. And still everyone could see my profile, read my posts, see my galleries, etc. The only thing that couldn't be done was opening the larger pictures by double clicking on the thumbnails. Thanks for sharing this information, now I know!

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lu9129 Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 12:07am
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I also came up under google!!! Boy are they going to be disappointed!!! lol!

LU

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Pootchi Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 12:25am
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I tried it and I show up in the third page. But it seems that Pootchi is very cummon screenname. A lot of other Forums had that one, but I' using only two forums.
but anyways, that's scary a bit!

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Kate714 Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 12:34am
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I guess the thing to do, if you don't want anyone reading your posts, is to pick a screen name that is not the same as your business name...one that no one would know but you. Stinks if you really want to use your business name, but that's the way around it. Also, people cannot see your pics unless they have a Cake Central acct.

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adven68 Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 12:36am
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I tried it too and sure enough...all my posts...

Not a big deal for me....it's not my business name....I can't see why anyone would search for Adven68....if so, it wouldn't concern me....but thanks for the info...I will keep it in mind in the future if I ever consider using my business name.

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mcassada Posted 5 Mar 2007 , 12:44am
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thanks for the heads up

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