Tips to Protect Your Reputation on the web: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips to Protect Your Reputation on the web .
We have assembled a list of tips to protect your name and reputation while using the internet.
Be very careful when using your real name. This would include MySpace and FaceBook profiles. This type of content is stored on servers for years. Even if you change something in your profile the old profile has likely already been saved in a process called caching and is available for anyone to view.
Use caution when using your real name on social book marking sites and forums. This type of information is also cached which means even if you edit your information the old information is likely still available for view. Another issue is you never know what someone else is going to post after your post. The information could be negative and a search engine could combine this negative post with your name.
When posting your email or web address change the characters to mask your real address. There are programs that search web pages looking for email addresses. You could be the target of email spam and could be open to an identity breach.
If you have a blog you want to keep private make sure you make the necessary adjustments. In programs like Word Press there is a setting in the Admin section that will keep search engines out of your blog. Be careful when commenting on other blogs with your real name. Some hackers will retrieve these comments via the blogs RSS feed and apply then to a completely different blog. You have no idea what other content or comments are going to be on this web site.
If you find negative information about yourself in search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN act quickly. Every day your information is not removed makes the problem more difficult to repair. A great deal of web sites use information gathered from other web sites. One negative post about you or your company could quickly turn into the whole first p
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