Chapter Three: Claim pages on aggregator sites

Claim pages on aggregator sites

Aggregator sites are ones that continuously browse through the entire internet, collecting every reference to your name, and then automatically creating a “profile”of you. The problem, however, is that much of the data on these aggregated pages is merely for people who have the same name as you. These sites generally allow you to claim […]

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ZoomInfo

ZoomInfo’s business model is to sell [fairly expensive] access to sales professionals who are looking for prospects, and to recruiters who are looking for hidden job candidates. To begin the claiming process, go to www.Zoominfo.com, and log-in (or register, if you haven’t yet done so.) Then search for your name. In the screen shot below, […]

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Spoke

Spoke is very similar to ZoomInfo, both in its business model, and how to claim your profile. To begin, go to http://www.spoke.com, and follow the instructions to Claim your Profile.

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Spock

Spock (www.spock.com) is also quite similar to Zoominfo and Spoke. The first thing to do is to search for your name, and then join. From the list of profiles that are shown, select one of yours. In this screen shot, note that there are two pictures of me that have been added by the system […]

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Jigsaw

Jigsaw (www.Jigsaw.com) is a sales-oriented contact-sharing website, where users gain points for uploading their contacts, which they can then “spend” on gaining access to other’s contact details. This system provides a built-in incentive for people to add your information online – sometimes correctly, sometimes not so. Given the site’s sales-oriented focus, it isn’t surprising that […]

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Filed by Author

This site (www.filedby.com) has created pages for over 1.2 million authors. (The criteria is that your book has an ISBN number, and is published in the United States or Canada.) There is no cost to claim your “basic” page, fill it with appropriate “Outpost” content, and then link it to your main sites.

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Other sites

Unfortunately, the number of “aggregator” sites is growing, and growing quickly. While most will not ever become successful – or even be seen by most people – it is important to recognize the risk that these sites represent, and be quick to claim them when you see them. Even Google, with their local search, allows […]

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