The Reputation Management is a process that is much easier to explain than perform. Luckily there are many Online Reputation Management Tools that are available to help you get a jump start.
When it comes to free reputation management tools you really have to start with Google’s reputation management tools.
Me on the Web – This service is provided by Google on the Google Dashboard. Me on the Web will allow a user to visualize and manage what others see with regards to specific searches when someone searches for you or your company on Google.
Me On The Web is easy to sign up for and use. You simply sign up for alerts through the Google Dashboard and then check boxes for alerts available on Me on the Web.
Monitoring your online reputation in a timely and inexpensive fashion will never be easier with this online reputation management tool.
Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Just enter the topic you wish to monitor, then click preview to see the type of results you’ll receive. You can monitor your personal online reputation by choosing your name as query, you can monitor online a brand, a product, product feedback, a service, your favorite sports team or your competitors.
Knowem – is a social media tool which allows you to find social networks that you can register your name or company’s name. They offer free and paid services which range in price based on the number of profiles you are looking to create.
The free service allows you to look up networks you would never think of and then create the profiles manually while the packages you pay for will create the profiles for you.
Twitter Beep – Free Twitter alerts by mail
If you love Twitter, you’ll love TweetBeep! Keep track of conversations that mention you, your products, your company, anything, with hourly updates! You can even keep track of who’s tweeting your website or blog, even if they use a shortened URL (like bit.ly or tinyurl.com). Now, how cool is that?! Great for Online Reputation Management, catching all your @replies and @mentions, finding job/networking opportunities, keeping up on your favorite hobby, and more!
Technorati – the world’s most popular blog aggregation system
Monitor the conversations in the blogsphere with Technorati, a real-time search engine dedicated to the blogosphere. You can search your name, brand, company, CEO etc. and then subscribe to the results using the RSS button. Technorati is a leading blog search engine and it indexes millions of blog posts in real time and surfaces them in seconds.
Social Mention is a social media search engine that searches user-generated content such as blogs, comments, bookmarks, events, news, videos, and microblogging services. Social Mention Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant social media results (blog, microblog, etc.) based on your choice of search phrase.
FriendFeeed – Great social aggregator
Monitor social media with FriendFeed: you can conduct searches by inputing a term – personal name, brand, product, company – in the search box. Easily monitor the most important social networks (YouTube, Delicious, Twitter, blog, and Flickr) with one tool: Friendfeed.
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Online Identity Management – Take down content, pictures, videos & report abuse
MySpace – under ‘Please select a topic’, choose ‘Your Safety and Privacy’
Facebook – the best way to flag abusive content on the site is to use the “Report” links that appear near the content itself. When a report is submitted, Facebook will review it and take any action warranted by their Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. E-mail abuse [at] facebook [dot] com with your complaints.
Blogger.com and Blogspot.com – click here to Report a Service Violation. Here are some examples of content we will not remove unless provided with a court order:
Personal attacks or alleged defamation
Parody or satire of individuals
Distasteful imagery or language
Political or social commentary