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(@rebeccabaxter)
Noble Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Joined: 6 months ago

I'm sure everyone here has 'googled' their own [real] name, I know I have and strangely, I don't appear in the listings at all and certainly not in the 'images' section. So, thinks I, I wonder what happens if Rebecca googles her name, well, at first, disappointingly, nothing at all. However, put in 'Rebecca Baxter Crossdresser Heaven' and there I am, first in the list of images of many others here; probably everybody here who's posted an avatar, if you wanted to go through the whole list.

I'm sure the fact that all who post their photographs here are aware that nothing is secret on the internet, but it is interesting to know that Google (and all the other search engines) get everywhere; there is no hiding place.

I must stress that you do have to put in your name along with 'crossdresser' after it for the results to include you, so people are not likely to stumble across pictures without them being quite specific.

Interesting, nevertheless.

 

Thought you'd like to know (if you didn't already).

Becca

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Duchess
(@alison-anderson)
Joined: 6 years ago

Noble Member     Middlesex county, New Jersey, United States of America
Posts: 1508

@rebeccabaxter It's been said before, but worth repeating. If you put public photos on the site, they are searchable by google (and other search engines). Private photos are just that; they will not appear on the general internet. The forum areas are also publicly searchable, so you have to be careful with what you put in there. If I say somewhere I am from LittleSmallTown, SomeCountry, it can narrow things down.  Profile info is private to members only.

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Baroness
(@alexina)
Joined: 5 months ago

Noble Member     Fife, United Kingdom
Posts: 640

@alison-anderson @rebeccabaxter 

Yes, I just searched my name here and added crossdresser but nothing came up and my pics are private.

A good heads-up though, Becca, thanks for this.

Allie x

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Baroness Annual
(@finallyfiona)
Joined: 6 months ago

Noble Member     Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Posts: 708

@rebeccabaxter Yep, I found that too 🙂  'Fiona Finlay crossdresser' gives my avatar as the first image result, then most of my public photos and several of other girls on here.  Interestingly, I get some definitely LGBTQ+ results by searching on my real name plus 'crossdresser', but none of them are me!

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Baroness
(@dianas1960)
Joined: 9 years ago

Estimable Member     South Central, Indiana, United States of America
Posts: 135

@rebeccabaxter I googled my name only and did not find anything on the regular but found my self in images .  Found three images of myself in the first grouping from CDH.

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(@lauren114)
Joined: 11 months ago

Noble Member     Connecticut, United States of America
Posts: 701

@rebeccabaxter I Googled my name and found out that I was on the Bachelor but left on week 1.  Did I have fun at least?

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Lady
(@harriette)
Joined: 1 year ago

Famed Member     Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2374

@rebeccabaxter I tried doing a basic search for my two public images that showed my face, but nothing got returned. I guess that they weren't, um, desirable or interesting enough, so I deleted them. I will do a reverse image search, some day, to see if any known copies exist.

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Baroness
(@annaredhead)
Joined: 3 months ago

Honorable Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 302

@rebeccabaxter I have tried this myself, found several namesakes but I can be found just on my name. There are images of me elsewhere en-femme where I have modelled and allowed my image to be used but my name not used. I very much doubt I would be recognised other than by someone who knows me as Anna.

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Duchess
(@loneleycd)
Joined: 5 years ago

Noble Member     Roland, Iowa, United States of America
Posts: 1881

@rebeccabaxter 

Thanks for the info, Becca. As for me, I don't care who knows since I am already out to almost everyone. BUT I can see those who are in the closet might be worried. 

Cassie 

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(@Anonymous 95623)
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 months ago

So true I don’t fear much tho I’m still a closet dresser that don’t show its face guess if anybody stumbled on mine that yes it’s true just Google it they have to know the body with no face thanks for sharing I do believe most should know that posting public will come up on other places indeed

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Duchess
(@juliarey)
Honorable Member     Somewhere between Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States of America
Joined: 2 years ago

Happily, I bear little resemblance to the crew cut persona of my male appearance.  I have looked at current pictures of myself in male and female mode side by side, and there does not appear to be much resemblance.  IRL i am a dead ringer for my father, but Julia looks a lot more like mom.  If someone came across a Julia picture there's no way they would make the connection.

Julia

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Baroness
(@annaredhead)
Joined: 3 months ago

Honorable Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 302

@juliarey Something I tried was to photograph male me, run it through AI and see how the results compared with female me. And vice-versa. The results were very interesting. Most remarkable is I look dreadful going blonde, tried going blonde female from a male photo using AI and looked better than expected.

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(@rebeccabaxter)
Joined: 6 months ago

Noble Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 361

@annaredhead 

That sounds interesting, what program did you use and how?

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Baroness
(@annaredhead)
Joined: 3 months ago

Honorable Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 302

@rebeccabaxter I used Faceapp. Just the free version, even that has some very interesting features to experiment with.

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Lady
(@sashabennett)
Honorable Member     Wick, Caithness, United Kingdom
Joined: 6 months ago

Yup, I just tried it & there I am, along with many other Sasha Bennetts. I would be interested to know if anyone recognised me from the photo though as I look completely different in real life. As no-one offsite other than Mrs B knows about Sasha I would be surprised but it's, as you say, interesting & kind of dangerously exciting to see myself pop up on the internet.

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Hostess
(@ab123)
Famed Member     Surrey, United Kingdom
Joined: 4 years ago

It is natural to Google your name and mine comes up from a while back. It's a possibility someone may connect but after many years so far so good...

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Lady
(@candycross)
Estimable Member     Queensland, Australia
Joined: 1 month ago

After reading the above what did l do, yes you are right, l searched for Jane on google,  all I  did was searched Jane millane and it came up with my picture and a link to cdh. My photo does not look like me , so l feel secure within my privacy 

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Lady
(@lea-jhene)
Noble Member     California, United States of America
Joined: 8 years ago

Be careful ladies about how google, AI, and cookies can connect your male and female personas. Google remembers searches, so not a good idea to search for your fem and male names in the same search. AI keeps copies of generated photos. And browser cookies can easily cause searches and views of things in girl mode to link to your other internet uses.

Example....my real, guy Facebook and Instagram accounts keep showing me ads for heels, dresses, and all sorts of women's items. Not that I mind.

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(@rebeccabaxter)
Joined: 6 months ago

Noble Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 361

@lea-jhene I use a VPN and Brave browser, I also use Duck Duck Go as a search engine which stops trackers and clears my browsing history every time I close it. Most importantly of all, I'll not have Facebook anywhere near my electronics; people think Amazon and Google are snooping but they are nothing compared to Facebook.

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Lady
(@carlafirst11)
Reputable Member     So. California , California, United States of America
Joined: 1 year ago

Hi Rebecca, I googled my name, nothing came up, very glad actually. I am paranoid with someone finding out that part of my life. 

Thank you 

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Duchess Annual
(@emmat)
Estimable Member     I don't do cities ;-), Powys, United Kingdom
Joined: 1 month ago

Hi Becca,

I've just checked. I'm clear on google searches of my real name. Interestingly, I used have a small presence. But I've been retired a while, so maybe google refreshes over time and, who knows, has algorithms to 'retire' some results. And I don't do social media - that makes a huge difference. 

Still one small thing though. I have the dubious pleasure to share my first and last name with an US convict doing life without parole for first degree murder !

As regards cdh when I check by using my name on here, google has obviously not scraped my public photo yet. I'm sure it will in time.

eM x

 

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