Back in the day, you relied on personal relationships when deciding whether to do business with someone. While that’s still the case in a lot of circles, even more popular is our good friend Google.
I don’t know about you, but I often Google the name of someone who cold calls me–for a media interview, for help in their business. I want to know who I’m dealing with before I agree to do any work with or for someone. And I love that it’s so easy to find the information I’m looking for.
Does that make you cringe? Are you unsure about what information I could find about you if I Googled your name?
On this week’s episode of Confident Communications, I’m sharing 10 ways you can protect your online reputation so you can stop living in fear and start being proactive about what others can find about you online.
Each tip is simple and you can do them all in one sitting. Grab the checklist below so you can repeat it every few months–something I recommend to all my clients.
Mentioned In This Episode
- Duck Duck Go
- Incognito Mode in Google Chrome
- Google Alert
- Episode 8: Top Communication Fails that Made Headlines in 2018
- Sprout Social
Molly McPherson, M.S., APR, combines her knowledge of current communication practices with years of news and PR experience to help people become modern-age communicators in their industry and help to build crisis-proof businesses. From her work in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the cruise line industry in Washington, D.C., Molly develops the right plans and messaging for clients to protect and build their reputations. Molly founded Confident Communications executive learning program and frequently speaks on crisis communications, public relations and social media.
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