Your reputation is the biggest asset you have. Just as a garden needs weeding and tending, the modern computer-internet-oriented world mandates your good name be kept strong and safe.
"As for taking a good man’s name from him, you might as well undertake to pull goose-quills from the wings of an angel" —Elbridge G. Dow, Jr.
Have you googled your name recently?
You might be surprised at what you find. In some cases, repairing one's reputation can be tantamount to survival and social life. If your "good name" does not appear good, don't be disheartened... despite the internet trolls and psycho-stalkers out to destroy you, you can also make alliances with good people. You can also "go the commercial route" and avail yourself of services aimed at righting your sinking reputation.
The technical term is REPUTATION MANAGEMENT and it can save your digital life!
You can take the sharp edges off of unflattering search engine listings by pushing positive content online... one way of doing that is to embark on a three-pronged social campaign:
(1) Start a blog - make sure it gets indexzed by Google and fill it with the most positive or informational original articles you can create. Upload a fresh piece at least once a day: more is better.
(2) Hop on twitter - tweet often and make sure anything you tweet or re-tweet casts you in a POSITIVE light
(3) Get an account on LinkedIn (if you are a pro) or Facebook, and again, the key to a successful future is POSITIVE and ORIGINAL material. Don't be afraid to flood the social network of your choice with good stuff.
All of the above will help push the "bad stuff" father down in search engine rankings. Keep an upbeat, positive attitude. Stay focused, and you will make changes!
Your "grand finale" - the "icing on the cake" - will come at the hands of a fine reputation restoration firm.
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