Nowadays, more and more personal information surfaces on the web. For example, some of your friends might mention your name in a social network or tag you on online photos, or your name could appear in blog posts or articles.
If your Google results don’t shine,
you’re losing opportunities.
Google search is often the first place people look for information that’s published about you. Here are a few ways to manage your online reputation and help control what people see when they search for you on Google:
Search for your name on Google to see what information about you comes up from all social media or related platform in which you are mentioned.
With many social platforms readily available, creating a profile online with your bio, contact details, and other information about you–that people see. You can also link to other sites about you or created by you. For example, you can link to your blog, online photos in Picasa, and other profiles such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
If you find content online–say, your telephone number or an embarrassing photo of you–that you don’t want to appear online, first determine whether you or someone else controls the content. For example, if the photo you want to hide is part of your Picasa account, you can simply change your photo visibility settings. If, however, the unwanted content resides on a site or page you don’t control, you can seek the help of an online content manager or contact us for assistance on removing personal information online.
You might want to get notified if new information about you–like your name or email address–gets published online. There are numerous tools to help with these, and many of them are readily available to you from DIY service to fully automatically managed systems (CCM) that can help you keep an eye on what’s out there about you.