Tag Archives: reputation management

Can You Trust Online Reviews? Sometimes

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Over 100 million reviews have been posted on Yelp. Some of them, no doubt, are extremely accurate. Some are slightly biased. And some are downright fantasy. At least that’s what the New York Times says in an article. If that … Continue reading

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Proper Passwords Protect Your Pictures (and Your Reputation)

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Once again, the tabloids are having a field day with stories about nude photos of celebrities stolen by hackers and spread across the Internet. Despite what some B-list celebrities are saying, it isn’t blaming the victim to remind young women … Continue reading

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Court Orders Google to Remove Libelous Search Results

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Blogger Jon Mitchell, a staff writer at online magazine ReadWrite recently wrote an article headlined: Court Rules — Wrongly — That Google Is A Publisher.  The court was in Australia, and it said that Google was a publisher for the … Continue reading

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Baby Steps to Take Now to Protect Your Online Reputation

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It seems like one thing that comes into sharp focus every time there’s a political campaign is just how fast a crisis fueled by Twitter, blog posts, Facebook, YouTube and other social media can strike. That’s true whether you’re a … Continue reading

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Hey, Rick Santorum, Go Google Yourself!

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Once upon a time, in the days before social media became ubiquitous (1998-2008), entering your own name into a Google search window was a guilty pleasure called “vanity surfing” or “ego searching”. Everyone did it, but no one talked about … Continue reading

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Have You Done A Year-End Reputation Check-up?

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Twice this week, I’ve found myself talking to people who discovered that their online reputation had taken a sudden hit, and it reminded me once again that periodic online reputation checks are just as important for brands, companies, and individuals as … Continue reading

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8 Things I Wish Job Candidates Hadn’t Shared

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Blogger Jeff Bullas recently posted his list of 30 things you shouldn’t share on social media. Some of his suggestions were humorous, and some were serious. I’ve been going through the process of reviewing resumes and interviewing college students applying … Continue reading

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Managing Your Online Reputation: The Basics

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For years, I never worried about my reputation.  After all, my mother told me that my reputation was safe as long as I didn’t do anything to be embarrassed about.  Mom was wrong.        Today, everyone has a personal brand to protect.   I’ve been … Continue reading

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Training: Step One in Preparing for a Social Media Crisis

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A couple of weeks ago, lawyers from up and down the Atlantic coast of the U.S. gathered at the Marriott Marquis in New York’s Times Square York City for the 23rd Annual Corporate Counsel Conference East Coast. Like attorneys everywhere, … Continue reading

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10 Rules for Your First Social Media Policy

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If you’re writing your first social media policy, start by clicking here to review more than 175 sample social media policies. When I look at the who’s who list of companies and their policies, the first thing that comes to my … Continue reading

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