SOURCE: Reputation Managers

June 17, 2011 13:56 ET

Me on the Web -- Google's New Reputation Management Monitoring Platform

The Team at ReputationManagers.com Is Excited to See How This New Tool Can Help Their Clients Keep Their Online Reputation Under Control

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 17, 2011) - Google has just launched "Me on the Web," which is a tool that allows individuals and organizations to track what is being said about them online. It appears as though its aim is to allow people to manage what is being said online, and perhaps more importantly, remove items that they control such as photos, posts and comments. Google also provides tips on how users can go about getting negative items removed from their index that they don't control.

This is an important first step in helping people take control of what is being said about them online. However, the team at ReputationManagers.com, a company that specializes in online reputation management, feels that it still somewhat falls short, because there is still nothing people can do to get Google to remove slanderous content on other people's websites. Google continues to maintain that they are simply serving up content, and it is the responsibility of the website owner to check the validity of the content.

"This is a great step. We are happy that Google rolled out a tool to give average, non-tech people ways to go about managing their reputations online," said Danny DeMichele with ReputationManagers.com.

The foundation of the system appears to be Google Alerts. It runs in a very similar fashion, with similar functionality. The team at Reputation Managers believes it will be interesting to see how this technology develops in the future.

For more information about Reputation Managers, visit www.reputationmanagers.com.

About Reputation Managers:

Reputation Managers are advocates for protecting the online reputation of businesses. Their only objective is to ensure that when someone conducts a search for a client's name, their company or their products and services, that the results displayed are under control. While traditional SEO companies focus solely on brand promotion, Reputation Managers focuses on brand protection.