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Your Online Reputation and How to Protect It

Recording Date: June 30, 2010
Price: Free

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With just a few mouse clicks, false reviews can spread worldwide, confidential information can be shared with millions, and malicious gossip can spread like wildfire. Relationships are being sabotaged, businesses are losing millions, and good names are being forever tarnished.

Whether you're an avid blogger or an average LinkedIn user, people are already talking about you online whether you know it or not.

But all hope is not lost. 

With the professional secrets shared in this Webcast, you can take control of your online reputation and privacy, build powerful defenses against attack, and control how you are perceived. In a nutshell, you’ll gain the tools needed to help ensure that your online image is a true reflection of reality.

This Webcast will introduce the importance of online reputation and provide practical tips on protecting it.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand why online reputation affects everyone, from professionals to parents, teachers to students, small business owners to job-seekers, and more 
  •  Learn tactics to defuse the most dangerous types of Internet attacks 
  •  Identify the most common motives for online attacks 
  •  Systematically measure your Internet reputation and any damage to it 
  •  Discover a step-by-step process to create your own reputation roadmaps and online reputation audits 
  •  Learn the professional secrets to recovering from online smears 
  •  Be empowered to protect your business, your personal reputation, and your privacy

About the Presenters

Michael Fertik is the founder and CEO of ReputationDefender, the world’s first comprehensive online reputation management and privacy company with customers in over 40 countries. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Fertik serves on the advisory board of The Internet Keep Safe Coalition. He has appeared on "Dr. Phil," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "The CBS Early Show," "20/20," and "Fox Business," and been featured in publications including the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Investor’s Business Daily, and the Wall Street Journal. He is coauthor of Wild West 2.0: How to Protect and Restore Your Reputation on the Untamed Social Frontier.

David Thompson is General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of ReputationDefender. He is coauthor of Wild West 2.0: How to Protect and Restore Your Reputation on the Untamed Social Frontier.


Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.5 or higher)

  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome


  • Ubuntu 10.04 or higher; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program.
  • Additional Technical specs can be found here.

Important tip—Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!