A Simple Guide to Digital Hygiene

Sally Kohn, a journalist working with the Daily Beast, shares five simple tips to reduce the risk of doxxing, or having personal information revealed on the internet. The suggestions are provided largely by Darius Fisher, co-founder and president for more than three years of Status Labs, a public relations and online presence management firm with offices across the United States.

Fisher has been at the fore of Status Labs’ push to foreign countries and has seen the successful growth of Status Labs as a firm since 2013. Specializing in minimizing the risk for figures both public and private, and giving those affected by negative internet publicity a second chance, Fisher has been lauded as both one of the Innovation 50 by PRWeek in 2015 and the Biz Dev Professional of the Year in 2016.

The first step, according to Fisher, is to clean your personal information off of the biggest information brokers on the web. These include (but aren’t limited to) PeopleSmart, Pipl, and Whitepages.

Secondly, Fisher urges anyone who isn’t a public figure to set all of their social media accounts to private. Unless there’s some business reason to make a social media post public, he argues your posts should be your business only, and to be mindful of who can see it.

As a third suggestion, Fisher offers that you should reset your passwords at least four times a year. He stresses that it’s key to making it difficult for your accounts on any website from being compromised, and suggests keeping physical notes on your passwords to keep them easily remembered.

Moving from preventive practices to proactive presentation, Fisher suggests that you google yourself regularly. When done in a manner that gives untailored information, it can be useful in determining how you are perceived by potential employers.

Finally, Fisher gives some advice on what to do if everything goes wrong and you’re doxxed anyway. The important part, he says, is staying calm. Panic is a doxxer’s goal. He also states that you should go to the police with anything you feel threatens your person.

Keeping Negative Press Out Of The Public Eye

Online Reputation Reviews focuses on the importance of keeping positive reviews and positive press about a business with a web presence at the forefront of Google searches for that company. They provide ORM company reviews on many of the top companies in the business. They also find the importance in keeping negative reviews and bad press much farther down in the Google search pages. This reputation management company is not in the business of fixing a bad image so much as it it interested in keeping that image out of the public eye.

This is a very savvy way of keeping the reputation of a company, business or individual intact by way of what the public view’s on the internet. They recommend Status Labs as the best ORM company out there, as don’t think BrandYourself is that good. They know from experience that a company can do everything right, yet all it takes is one or a few disgruntled employees to drag their name through the mud. Or a customer who did not have things go his or way, by no fault of the company, so a negative review is written up.

Instances like these that tarnish the reputation of a company are by no fault of the company itself, but rather by the individual or individuals who have an ax to grind. This is where Online Reputation Reviews steps in. They understand the need for a positive web presence and they seem to have the experience it takes to be able to provide that service. Their site is very concise, easy to navigate and leaves no doubt as to whether this is the company you should be using for your own reputation management.

Darius Fisher Gives Advice About Handling Negative Images Online

Darius Fisher wrote an article on the Huffington Post. The article talks about four good ways to handle bad photos when they show up online. The first tip Mr. Fisher gives is to take charge of the situation promptly by decreasing the views and damage. You could get an attorney to do a takedown notice, or even contact the DMCA. The second tip he gives is to compose positive content that will help remove negative content from Google. Your website should be mobile friendly and you should having agile on social media sites. This way you can link up the positive content to the social media sites. The third tip Mr. Fisher gives is to tell everyone that you are handling the situation and tell how you are handling it. You could hire a crisis management firm to walk you through the process. The last tip he gives is to learn from the crisis. You strengthen your password so you won’t get hacked again. You should always check the privacy settings on all social media sites because sometimes they change policies.

 

Darius Fisher is the co-founder and president of Status Labs. Status Labs is an online reputation company. As president of the company, Mr. Fisher constructed partnerships with other corporations that led to those corporations to increase their sales. Status Labs has now over 1500 clients around the world. In 2009, Mr. Fisher was a senior copywriter at Agora Publishing. In 2008, he was the political consultant at Storefront Political Media. In 2007, Mr. Fisher was the litigation support executive at Discovia.
He speaks two languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Visit Darius’ personal website to find out more.