Brand Yourself

brand yourself score

Russo, C. (2016, March 25). BrandYourself. [Screenshot]. Retrieved from

Brand Yourself is a free website that allows users to discover how highly or poorly represented they are over the internet. This cite also allows users to hide unwanted searches about themselves (and others with the same name) that they do not want seen on the internet.

Once creating a Brand Yourself account, I took the quiz. My score was a D, meaning I am poorly represented over the internet. I was not surprised with this result as I do not have a ton of social media profiles other than Facebook and Instagram.  The test results were also not in my favor due to the fact that an actress has the same name as me, therefore, she was represented as the top Google searches.

The image below shows the top three recommendations Brand Yourself gave me in order to better represent myself over the internet and improve my overall score:

improve results

Russo, C. (2016, March 25). BrandYourself. [Screenshot]. Retrieved from

To better my score, I first added my Facebook as a link to use and boosted my score. I also made a LinkedIn account to help represent myself more over the internet which was also a good thing to do because I am now present in the “job world.” LinkedIn is a high quality profile to have.

Next, I published a Brand Yourself profile. This profile will allow me the access of seeing how many people are googling me and looking at my professional (in-the-works) profile.

Lastly, in order to have my own link, I created an page.

By being cognoscente of websites such as Brand Yourself, it allows everyone the capability of making themselves appear in the top Google searches. This will look good to future employers and I recommend that everyone brands themselves in this way.


SEO for The Chicks Picks Movie Blog on Romantic Movies

My Chosen Keywords:                                               Avg. Monthly Searches:

Love                                                                                                   2,740,000

Romance Movies                                                                               110,000

Chick Flicks                                                                                          90,500

Movie Blog                                                                                            60,500

Movie Review                                                                                       27,100


Google’s Chosen Keywords:                                  Avg. Monthly Searches:

Romantic Movies                                                                              246,000

Chick Flick                                                                                             18,100

Romance Drama Movies                                                                     2,400

Romance Drama                                                                                     1,000

Movie Drama Romance                                                                           260

  1. Five MUST watch romantic movies are Pretty Woman, The Notebook, Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, and Sleepless in Seattle.
  2. Chick Flick is a term coined to describe movies that appeal mainly to women.
  3. Some of the top romance drama movies are: Gone with the Wind, Titanic, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Brokeback Mountain.
  4. A romance drama sparks passion and emotion by telling us [the viewers] a story about two love interests who typically face hardship that threatens their relationship.
  5. Movie drama romance, or romantic-dramas, were made as early as 1940.

This assignment has shown me how important the use of keywords are in order to narrow down search results when looking for a particular website, blog, etc.

For Blog

Russo, C. (2016, March 16). Keywords [Screenshot]. Retrieved from

The above image shows further information on the keywords I found.

Infographic: How to Use instagram

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Russo, C. (Artist). (2016, March 2). How to use instagram [Piktochart]. Allendale, MI.

The purpose of this infographic (made using Piktochart) is to show viewers how to create an Instagram account,  post photos to Instagram, and what different tabs on the application contain.

Instagram photos can be shared to other social networking websites/outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.

Applications such as Instagram allows users to connect with other individual users from around the world. In doing so, Instagram allows users to post photos that showcase their own life experiences and memories.  Instagram is also filled with other various content; for example, many users have made Instagram accounts dedicated to art projects, pets, movies, fashion, fan accounts, and so much more!

Instagram has given us, the users, the power to tell everyone else a story through our every post.  Whether that picture shows off a good night with friends or a quite night with bae on the couch watching Netflix, Instagram has had a huge impact on the social networking world today!