Monitor your online reputation easily with Google Alerts and Me on the Web

Google Alerts has been around for some time and will allow you to input a search query, such as “James Smith” or

Monitor your online reputation with Google Alerts

Monitor your online reputation with Google Alerts

“James Smith fraud.” If there were any new online properties that the Google spiders find that meets this keyword criteria you will be notified of it that day which is great for you to immediately take action on.
You manage how often you would like to receive a notification; this could be once a day, once a week or even as it happens. You will also choose what type of results you want the alert to search.
It is pretty simple to set up a Google Alert and since it is free it is a great option for the cost conscious.

Me on the web

Me on the Web works much like Google Alerts but the reputation management features is what sets it apart from simple alerts.
Me on the Web was launched by Google in 2011 and is another great way to monitor mentions of keywords you select. Me on the Web was launched as a reputation management tool and itworks much like Google Alerts but the reputation management features is what sets it apart from simple alerts. In the dashboard you are able to request the removal of unwanted content online.
If a webmaster has published content such as your name, phone number, Social Security number or address and they are uncooperative in taking it down, you can request the removal of this information from Google’s results.

It may still show up for a short time but you can also request the removal of a cached version or old copy of a website.
With the Internet being an anonymous and faceless place where anything published can up on your first page, using these Google products as well as other monitoring tools are a definite must in protecting your reputation.

Monitoring online mentions about you or your business online is crucial in this day and age. It helps build trust, relationships and protects your reputation.

Monitoring your online reputation is made easy with these simple and free products by Google and we highly recommend them to anyone looking to keep an eye on mentions of a name or business.