Friday, October 16, 2009

Official Google Blog: Managing your reputation through search results

Some useful tips

Below are some tips for "reputation management": influencing how you're perceived online, and what information is available relating to you.
Think twice
The first step in reputation management is preemptive: Think twice before putting your personal information online. Remember that although something might be appropriate for the context in which you're publishing it, search engines can make it very easy to find that information later, out of context, including by people who don't normally visit the site where you originally posted it. Translation: don't assume that just because your mom doesn't read your blog, she'll never see that post about the new tattoo you're hiding from her.

See the full post for more, but also ponder the implications of this tip:

You can publish or encourage positive content in a variety of ways:

Official Google Blog: Managing your reputation through search results

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