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          Repairing Your Online Reputation

          January 12, 2012

          Michael Fertik, CEO and founder of, says there’s hope for repairing a damaged reputation, and offers these tips:

          1) Have Your Own Website
          Michael says it’s good to have your own website, because you can control your “Google real estate,” and there will be positive results when someone searches your name online.

          2) Be Active Online
          Participate regularly on Facebook and Twitter. This can help improve your image since you control them.

          3) Pump Up the Positive (Sites)
          Michael says to build up other websites, like He says the positive posts and websites will eventually push down the negative.

          4) De-Index the Negative
          Encourage the publisher of negative posts to de-index the page where your photos and related comments are posted.

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