Preserving Your Online Reputation

Your online reputation is just as important as your reputation offline. Only with social media being the way it is today, saving face online may prove to be more difficult.
Your personal information is there, it’s online for all to see. You name, address, e-mail address telephone number, place of business and pictures are all searchable. Unless you take the steps to prevent what can be searched and found. And prevent being doxxed. Doxxing is where someone gets your personal information and uses it against you, uses it to harass you offline as well as online.
Darius Fisher, the president of Status Labs, has some excellent suggestions that you can do on your own, before any damage is done. Removing your information from data brokers, such as Intellius, Spokeo and PeopleSmart is a good place to begin. There are many other sites likes these, but these are a few of the more popular ones used. It’s also been suggested to go a step further and register for your own domain name privately, and since privacy isn’t free, you can pay extra to ensure that your personal information can’t be found. The next step is to keep your social media settings private. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all have privacy settings, use them. And if you want your private life to remain just that, don’t post anything you wouldn’t want the world to know. One of the most important steps is to change your password often, about four times per year, and not just social media accounts, but all of your essential accounts, such as online banking or brokerage accounts.
And if all else fails? Contact a company like Status Labs for assistance. Darius Fisher and his team are experts at repairing online reputations and responding to digital crisis. Who better to assist you with a crisis than a company that had the experience and survived it? His company received a citation with the New York Times and Yahoo! News for their assistance with the Ashley Madison hack victims. Mr. Fisher is the president and CEO of Status Labs, with office locations in Texas, New York and Brazil. His company has assisted over 1,500 clients in 35 countries, including politicians, athletes and other public figures. Before co-founding Status Labs, Mr. Fisher was a copywriter and political consultant, he graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University.