Five tools to help keep your reputation clean


If you have an online presence for a product, service, talent, or skill, you need to manage how visitors perceive you. Just a few bad comments or posts can ruin the reputation you have spent years building.

Fortunately, there are tools out there to help you ensure that your online brand and reputation are where you want them. Here are five tools that offer a good starting point for reputation management. They require some work to really make the most of what they offer. And most of them aren't just one-time usage tools. But if you invest some time in them, they'll really help you massage your reputation.

Note: If you'd prefer to view this information as a blog post, check out this entry in our Five Apps blog.

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By Jack Wallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic, The New Stack, and Linux New Media. He's covered a variety of topics for over twenty years and is an avid promoter of open source. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website jackwallen....