ReputationChanger.com reviews many facets of the online reputation management industry in an effort to bring the most updated, comprehensive information to both its clients and, through resources such as this, to the general public. The process of monitoring online reputations is one that has evolved over the years—and is almost certain to continue to develop as the Internet steadily grows. But for now, here are a few DIY reputation monitoring tactics that the professionals have to offer.
- Google your name. This is the most basic way to take stock of the online assets that are contributing to—or detracting from—your good name online. Take a screenshot of the results, at least the first three pages of them, so you can have a point of reference with which to compare future search results.
- Take a look at the images that Google ranks, too. Many people forget that images are just as powerful as words—and that a picture from a party in Vegas can be just as damaging as a bad review on Yelp in many instances. As such, it is crucial that you are aware of the photographs that help shape your online reputation.
- Take down any damaging images that you can if necessary. This is, most commonly, limited to the photos that are posted on your personal Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other profiles. When going through these pictures, make sure that you untag any that are not consistent with the reputation you are looking to uphold. If the pictures are posted by close friends or family you may ask them to remove them, but this may not work with publications and websites that are owned by others.
- Make sure that the content on your social media profiles reflects the image you are trying to create. Filling in information about yourself can help to heighten your online reputation if done right. Just keep in mind the image that you want—one that will assist you in reaching your goals.
- Set up a Google alert for your name, business, or other relevant keyword. By doing this, you will receive emails that list the search results for your keyword, allowing you to learn about new search results easily and with minimal effort.
Monitoring your online reputation yourself is not a simple task; it is one that requires effort and time. But it is possible to create a DIY monitoring strategy by keeping these tips in mind. If you are looking to suppress negative listings that you find, though, it may be best to call in the experts. Online reputation management professionals are equipped to restore your online image by using a wide range of tools to move negative listings off of the first few pages of Google.
ReputationChanger.com reviews the online images of its clients on a daily basis. It is critical that, if you have a business, are looking for a job, or are applying to college, you know that your reputation upholds the value you will provide to clients, employees, or educators. ReputationChanger.com reviews many image-monitoring tactics, and these tips will point you in the right direction of creating a system that works.