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Cure the Doxx

Trolls are everywhere on the internet. These people who love to hate behind a screen are now being creative with their troll like habits through something called “doxxing”; which is a word for some hater that digs up a victim’s personal information and posts it online. For obvious reasons, this can be very harmful to a potential victim in many ways; any creep out there can choose to physically stalk a person that has been ‘doxxed’ and a victim’s private life can be displayed for anyone to see, including employers.
Do not worry. Darius M. Fisher, president and co-founder of Status Labs, which is an online reputation management, digital marketing and public relations firm has some tips to combat ‘doxxing’. The company counsels politicians and public figures as well as over 1,500 clients in 35+ countries. He and the firm offers strategic advice to help previously spurned clients rebuild their tainted reputation online and to avoid harm in the future.
At the same time, Fisher also counsels companies and individuals on how to be successful, through keeping employees and employers coexisting happily together; so the guy understands his field and the skills necessary to survive in the professional and digital world.
In one of his recent discussions, he highlights a few ways to minimize potential harm done by trolls on the internet. First, remove your personal data from online; this means withdrawing your data from “data brokers” like Spokeo and Whitepages. You’ll have to consistently do this because they buy and sell your information continuously. Secondly, change your social media settings to private. Third, change your passwords on all your accounts at least four times a year. Four and five are intertwined. Google yourself to search for any posts that could display you in a bad light and delete them, but keep in mind to never post anything that could be harmful to you in the first place.
With the aid of these tips, the possibility of being ‘doxxed’ or spurned online will significantly decrease while the chances of building a quality online reputation will increase.

More information for Darius Fisher:

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http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150915006953/en/Status-Labs-President-Darius-Fisher-Speak-Impact15

The Reputation Doctor, Mike Paul, Joins New Board as Advisor

Status Labs announced this week that they will welcome a new, but prominent, new member to their advisory board. President of the Reputation Doctor LLC Mike Paul will be joining the board to help offer his years of experience to the reputation management firm. Paul’s role will be to offer counsel and strategic insight as Status Labs continues to grow rapidly across the globe due to its excellent work within the crisis management and PR industries.

President of Status Labs, Darius Fisher, voiced his excitement over the new addition to the board explaining that this will help the company as it grows. He stated that the advisors on the board like Paul have already been through the business challenges that Status Labs is facing as it grows, so they can be very helpful and instrumental in smooth growth.

Fisher added that he has a lot he can learn from members of the board who have been in the business longer. Paul is highly experienced and has already built one of the most successful reputation and crisis management practices on the globe so he is excited to have him.

Paul certainly has the experience to offer Status Labs with a very lengthy resume backing his work in the industry. Over the past three decades he has worked with companies that include FEMA, Goldman Sachs, United Airlines, Kraft Foods and many more. H also has worked within the corporate world and government sectors and is frequently featured as a guest on top news outlets such as BBC News, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and ESPN.

While Status Labs may be newer than the Reputation Doctor, it appears to have a bright future with Paul stating that Darius Fisher is a rising star within the reputation management industry because their strong approach in online reputation management is quickly scaling the company. Paul added that Status Labs is a global name now and will reach even farther over the next year.

Status Labs is headquartered in Austin and has offices in Sao Paulo, New York, and San Francisco. It specializes in offering digital reputation management to clients to help reach PR and international goals. Its main concentration is providing strong content that will attract audiences and increase sales and customer participation with clients.

Darius Fisher Cleans Up Negative Exposure for Professionals and Give Pointers

Darius Fisher is a Digital Crisis Expert for Status Labs. His position allows him to deliver a fresh digital presence for people in the public eye who have been negatively affected by the media. With headquarters in Austin, plus offices in New York and Sao Paulo, Status Labs focus is to repair the digital presence of their clients. These incidents may have come through social media or Google searches.

Fisher views the biggest mistake that high-level executives are making comes from the lack of preparation. Not enough time is invested in online presence. This opens these executives up to attacks and negative press.

In order to change the search results from Google, a lot of planning must take place. The development and promotion of new Google content must be fresh and relevant to the individual. Social media, personal websites, press releases. video content, guest articles, relevant websites for the industry, media hits, and more must be impacted.

Cleaning up any negative presence online is possible with the information provided by Fisher. Log out of your Google account before searching your information. This keeps the information you are viewing as what the average person who searches your information will find. Review the first few results pages for any negative articles, reviews, pictures, old social media posts, personal data, and go into any accounts affected to manually change the settings to reflect what you wish the public to view.

Develop new content which will force Google’s algorithm to recognize new and positive content to rank higher in the search. It depends on what your profession is, in order to get the greatest exposure. Creating professional web presence such as your own purchased dot come will establish a more solid base. Create all social media accounts as these tend to rank high in Google.

Watch out for data brokers, such as PeopleSmart, Intelius, Pipl, ZoomInfo, Spokeo, and WhitePages. You can opt out of these sites, but keep in mind that there can be new information pulled about you. The creation of positive media presence will aid in defining more positive information over time. Be proactive by requesting any negative images be removed from sites by contacting site administrators.