26 Aug 5 tips to manage your online reputation
In the digital economy your online reputation is your key to success. Employers, colleagues and even boyfriends and girlfriends are all checking you out online. So how do you ensure your online reputation helps rather than hurts you? Here are 5 tips.
- Nothing is a secret – if it’s online it can be found. Be aware that anything and everything about you online is available to the world and will be the basis of many peoples first impression about you. So make sure you only post information that you want the world to find and don’t ever think that time will make something disappear.
- Be consistent – if your LinkedIn profile positions you as a conservative professional then it probably isn’t a good idea to cover your Facebook page in party pics. Whatever image you are trying to present to the world, make sure your online behaviour is consistent.
- Be smart about privacy – turning on all your privacy settings isn’t necessarily the only way to manage your online reputation. There is a lot more to your online reputation than just social media. And in fact if your social media profiles present a good impression then opening them up to the world can be a good thing. Always try to protect your personal information but in an online world be careful that you don’t remove yourself from the digital economy completely.
- Your online presence is about more than just social media – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and a host of other social media platforms dominate many peoples’ online lives. But the online world extends way beyond social media. News articles, academic papers, restaurant reviews and thousands of other interactions all contribute to your online reputation. Pay attention to all of your online activities.
- Monitor your online reputation – understanding how you appear online is the first step in managing your online reputation. You can’t fix what you don’t know. Take the time to review your social media posts and search for information available about you through major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. And of course get your score from myonlinerep.
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