Keeping It Clean

Of course, I’m talking about your reputation on-line.

Look, I’m a little pressed for time this week, so I’m going to get right down to it.  On-line, where no one knows all that much about you, really, reputation is everything.  Two weeks ago, I had a link for you with information about beating a polygraph, in case you got caught doing things that embarrassed you.  This week, I’ve got a link to an article by Jack Wallen at TechRepublic with reviews of Five Tools to help you Manage and Monitor your On-Line Reputation.
Four of the five are free, and one is a service with a 30-day free trial, but the free ones are the only ones that interest me.  Of course, I’ve used Google to set up searches on my name and websites and my “personal brands”, because, you know, who hasn’t, right?  But, their “Me on the Web” tool is a little more personal and focused, and Jack has a good review of it.  The other one that interests me, but that I honestly haven’t had time to look into too deeply is Reputation.com.  You’ve got to setup a free account, but the service seems to cover most of your social media and search-results oriented reputation monitoring and management.
The other two free ones are more about monitoring what’s being said about you on the web.

Anyway, I’m swamped at my day-job this week, so I have to dash, but, the services at that review ought to keep you all busy and out of trouble while you pretend to work today.  And, next week, I’ll try and have something better for you all.
Or, maybe I’ll just stop the regular weekly links of fluff like this.  I guess we’ll just see how the week goes.