Never let your good name become sullied. Take this as the best advice for protecting your online reputation. Unfortunately, do to the vast nature of the internet, knowing when something negative appears online is not always possible without a little help. Thankfully, there are available tools online that do provide assistance.
Basic search tools are available to scan the internet for mentions of names, brands, website URLs, and more. Creating an account with these services and running a name check is absolutely advisable. Signing up with these services is easy and there are several available to join.
Definitely join more than one. Even a really solid name check service might miss something. Signing up with three of them and running three different check boosts the likelihood of getting comprehensive results.
Running a check “here and there” is better than nothing, but consistent monitoring is better. This way, the second something negative pops up in the internet, the odds of it being caught (and addressed) quickly increase.
Services dedicated to effectively monitoring the web might be worth hiring. Depending upon an individual’s circumstances, any negative mention online has the potential to cause major problems. Catching and removing the offending content without delays is critical for such individuals. Knowing these persons cannot invest the time and energy to the task, services have emerged to do the job for them. Again, these services are definitely worth contacting.