How To Protect Your Online Reputation ?

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What is an online reputation and why do you need to protect it?

An online reputation is the name, persona, and image that you create for yourself on the internet. It includes all of the information about you that is available online, such as your social media profiles, articles you've written, and even comments you've made on other websites. 

Online reputation defenders are people or companies that help protect your online reputation. First, online reputation defenders can help you clean up your online presence by removing negative content from the internet. They can also work to bury bad search results with positive content about you. 

Virtually everyone who has a home computer has some sort of online presence, whether they use it for personal reasons or business. This is because the internet allows you to create an account on virtually every website that exists on earth. 

This makes life easier in a lot of ways, but on the other hand creates many privacy and security problems! To solve this dilemma, you need to protect your online reputation from those who would use it for their own gain.

In order to do that, you have to take a proactive approach and monitor your content as much as possible. This article will give you a few tips on how to do just that.

1) Remove Content That Reflects Negatively On You

As an adult, you probably have purchased things online. Whether it was books for school or tennis shoes, you (or someone who has access to your computer) purchased something at one point. Now though, the company has gone out of business and your order is "lost" - not in the mail yet but lost just the same. So, what do you do? You write a negative review about the company on one of the many review sites available online.

This is where your negative online reputation can really hurt you! This is especially true if you work for a company whose business model depends upon customer satisfaction. What does this mean for you? You need to monitor your negative reviews and remove them if necessary.

2) Keep Your Personal And Professional Life Separate

It isn't just your online reputation that you need to think about protecting, but also the people whom you associate with on-line. You can do this by keeping your personal and professional lives separate - for instance, don't have a Facebook page that is dedicated to your dog and your friends. 

This can be a little more difficult as Facebook has become the new "town square", but you should try your best!

3) Ask Others To Change Their Behavior

In order to keep yourself from being victimized, you will need to work with others on social media sites to change their behavior. For instance, if someone is posting negative comments on your Facebook page, you could ask them to stop. 

If they don't stop, then report them to Facebook. This will lessen the number of people who are able to see their posts and hopefully cause it to be removed altogether.

4) Use Privacy Settings To Limit Who Can See Your Content

Social media is a way for people to stay in touch and network with others. Unfortunately, it is also a place where people can say whatever they want and ruin your reputation without ever having to face you. 

To solve this problem, you need to use Facebook's privacy settings. Of course, there are some downsides such as the fact that the settings only work on Facebook, not on LinkedIn or Twitter. However, if you use them correctly then they will help to keep your online reputation clean!

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