You may like it or not, but we live in an interconnected world. You can decide to never post on social media and to never publish on any other platform. However, information about you and images from you or from your family are accessible on Internet. Googling your name is frequently the first thing, a competitor, a future client, a future employer, a future partner, a banker, or a malevolent person, will do. It is of importance you make a periodic review of your numerical reputation to decide to remove what you can remove or to limit its audience, to identify attacks against your reputation that you should burry or even replace (This is possible.), to identify positive third-party publications that you should promote and to assess the result of your efforts for occupying your numerical space by your own and/or favorable material.
Here, I will show you a quick analysis that I perform periodically because I was under fire of the French Far-right, in the past, and because I have a cybercriminal, located in a grey zone of international laws (Pakistan), who is after me for more than two years and a half, on blogs, on Facebook and on Twitter (more than 8,000 stalking tweets). After this review, I can attest the resilience of my numerical fortress. No attacks are visible on line.
- Use the incognito window and decide the language of your search.
- Google search results for « All » are clean.
- Google search results for « Images » are clean.
- Google search results for « News » are clean.
- Google search results for « Videos » are clean.
- Get some tips for monitoring your numerical reputation.
Use the incognito window and decide the language of your search.
Open Google search engine and select the incognito mode to avoid your search results being oriented by your cookies, your favorites, your past searches, your website accesses and your Google profile. The incognito mode will also help you to visit hostile publications without improving their page rank. Your visit will not be counted as an access to the post.
Click on the three dots on the top right. Then, click on « New Incognito window ».
Here below is the incognito search window, where you can type your search. I enter – Bernard Grua – the most simple way people will search information about me.
The first results are based on a French search. Of course I review them. But the most important ones are the results in English because the cyberstalker who is after me is a Pakistani criminal mostly posting in English.
Click on Parameters, select the most important language of your search. Here, it will be English.
Google search results for « All » are clean.
It is impossible to secure a numerical reputation with anonymous accounts. First Google Search Result Page (SERP) shows that I control all the answers. It can be observed that my social media come on top mostly because they are identified under my real name and because they are all linked. My stronghold is my personal blog, https://bernardgrua.net, which has a high rank in English AND in French languages Actually, everything is monitored from there. If you don’t have any website or blog, I suggest you to use « Google Site ». It is free. It is an easy tool for any beginner. The result is flattering. You can go there at your own rhythm. First, you can have just one page. You will subsequently add extra pages. Meanwhile, your website becomes older. It gives you a legitimacy bonus for SERP’s.
Observe below how the Twitter carousel is high in the SERP and the large space it covers. Note also the size of the window for images. It maximises the occupation of the numerical space, leaving less opportunities for intrusions on the first SERP.
The Twitter carrousel is a great asset. See: Twitter carousel makes bullies working for you on Twitter & on Google search engine.
Going to the other four pages shows the same result. I can decide what I want to burry or to replace (Yes!). I can decide what third-party publication I can promote to higher rank. See: How is it possible to have your numerical reputation 100% under control, even when you face the most disturbing web attacks?
Google search results for « Images » are clean.
More of the image SERP is available on line but it is not reported here. These images show no exception.
You can decide to leave Google without images posted by you. However, soon or later, some uncontrolled images will appear there. Mind the fact that Instagram images have quite a low rank, better working with a Pinterest account.
Google search results for « News » are clean.
There are more SERP’s for « News ». Hereabove is just the first one. It is interesting to be shown on « News » results. If you don’t have the possibility to be a contributor to a main media, just comment, there, a few articles. Be sure your comment is a positive one so that it will not attract contradiction or moderation and it will help giving a positive image of yourself. Make it long enough so that search engines consider it as a valuable one.
Google search results for « Videos » are clean.
It is of importance you control, at least, the first video answers. You need to have a YouTube channel under your own name. Without being a video man, you can post, there, slideshows with your best pictures. You can also post videos from your mobile phone. Videos with cats are very popular and create engagement (not a joke).
Get some tips for monitoring your numerical reputation.
I hope you understood how important but also how easy it is to check your numerical reputation. By experience I can confirm that restoring a numerical reputation, in case of strong damages, is a long and difficult work. Especially if you start from scratch. Once it is done, it is quite easy to maintain. Nevertheless, the best prophylactic mean is to occupy your numerical space while not being under an actual threat. Stone by stone, take your time to build your fortress.
You will find, in the above articles, some precious indications on how to create and secure a strong numerical position. However, there are other tremendous means I developed that I do not make public to avoid cyberstalkers enjoying them. If you need some help, do not hesitate to send me private messages, we will be able to enter into more details.
Once you are done with all this work, you are ready to devastate the reputation of your aggressor so that nobody will believe the allegations of such a freak. You can Google « Ramla Akhtar » or « Rmala Aalam » to see how my current Pakistani abuser is torched in flames.