The Best Websites for DIY Online Reputation Management

Brook Zimmatore | April 5, 2013

Unwanted search results are more prevalent today than ever before. The wall between privacy and public is getting thinner and thinner. What does that mean for you?

It means even a tweet can be indexed as its own page. A facebook post can have a life of its own and PDFs, legal records, comments et al are all available for happy indexing.

Massive’s focus is and will always be the difficult cases of online reputation management. For those who simply want to resolve annoying, embarrassing or job-threatening online reputation problems, there are many social and blogging platforms available to quickly resolve online reputation.

Updated 06 January 2016

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TIP #1: Work out what industry topics suit you. For example, someone interested in websites, internet, blogging etc, should search for large websites which allow for users to sign up, create a profile and build that profile. You can also setup profiles on most of the popular news websites.

You should also read How to Bury Negative Google Results for even more resources

TIP #2: Keep your profiles active. If you don’t see much results it is because Google or other search engines view these as low quality links. The real value to search engines comes in when they see regular updates or interaction. If you are determined, then you can push down most unwanted links to page 2 minimally.

Online Reputation Management for Google Images

google-image-reputation As an avid Googler of yourself or your company, you may have come across Google’s display of images relating to you. For those who are wondering how to change those embarrassing, irrelevant or outright shocking images, here are some tips:

  • If you have a self-hosted blog or website with you or your company name, setup an image sitemap. This will give the search engines plenty more to use, and of course, the images will all be under your control.
  • To adjust photos of you on Google Image results, realise that the search engine giant has facial recognition software. Use clear facial photos of yourself when you post on social websites, author signatures or other online publishing websites.
  • If you don’t have much of an online presence, then get started.
  • Use Alt tags, search friendly image names such as your-keyword.jpg

The above four steps should get you well on your way to making the adjustments you want with online reputation management for images.

Good luck!

CEO / Co-Founder
Brook Zimmatore is the Co-Founder & CEO at Massive.