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Acorns: Job hunters need to clean up their online reputations

In this Acorns article by Ryan Ermey, ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta explains how job seekers can get rid of content that makes them less appealing to hiring managers.

“Seize the search results by publishing a wave of positive, objective, factual information about yourself,” Matta says. “By creating a network of social media, personal, and professional websites, you can eventually flood out all the negative stuff.”

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MSN: How to make your online persona more employable

In this article by Kathleen Furore, ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta explains what you can do to take control of your online image and why it’s so important, especially when you are looking for a new job.

“Studies show that four in five people do an online search before interacting or doing business with others, and over 90% of these people never go past page one,” Matta says. “It’s vitally important that job seekers establish some degree of control over how they’re represented on the first page of their Google search results.”

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ReputationDefender launches ReputationGrower

We’re excited to announce that ReputationDefender has launched ReputationGrower, a new, turnkey online service to support job seekers, professionals, and small business owners by building professional websites designed by experts.

ReputationGrower’s features include:

  • A professionally designed, personalized website that ranks well online
  • Professional biographies and a mission statement
  • A presence on top online profile sites
  • LinkedIn optimization
  • Social media audit and clean-up
  • Web monitoring for mentions of your name

Read more in the official press release.

USA Today: Take my location data, please, Apple and Google, but only until we beat the coronavirus

In this USA Today op-ed, ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta explains why sharing your personal information is the right thing to do right now. “Just because you’re in favor of stricter data privacy laws doesn’t mean you have to be against all uses of personal information at all times. There’s always room for the judicious and transparent use of personal information for the greater good—and fighting a global pandemic certainly qualifies.”

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School For Startups Radio: ReputationDefender’s Rich Matta

SFS Radio’s Jim Beach talks with ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta about what the company does and who it serves. They also discuss ReputationDefender’s Right to Be Forgotten initiative.

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The Hill: Candidates want data privacy rules, except for their own campaigns

Should political campaigns be held to a higher standard when it comes to protecting our personal data? ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta discusses the issue in a recent op-ed in The Hill. Read the article »

BYU Radio: How ReputationDefender fixes your search results

In her Top of Mind podcast, BYU Radio’s Julie Rose talks with ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta about how his company helps people control how they look in the online search results for their name. They also discuss the Right To Be Forgotten and the need for online privacy. Listen to the podcast »

SF Chronicle: California’s new privacy law is an opportunity, not a chore

In this San Francisco Chronicle article, ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta explains how respecting consumer privacy in an authentic way—not just giving it lip service—can be a powerful way for a company to build trust, expand revenue streams, and set the stage for global market success. Read the article »

Popular Mechanics: The Internet never forgets

ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta explains why public shaming is so damaging to people’s reputations. Read the article »

ABC 10 News: Defending your online reputation

Jennifer Delacruz of San Diego’s ABC 10 News talks with ReputationDefender CEO Rich Matta about how what the Internet says about you can affect your offline life—and what you can do about it. Read the article »