10 free tools to manage your personal brand

Don’t risk negative information appearing in Google searches for you or your brand. These tools have you covered.

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Do you ever Google yourself and find that another person with your name pops up on the screen?

Do you want to prevent a recruiter from seeing those college photos your friends posted on Facebook?

Do you want people to quickly find out who you are, what you do and what content you share online?

If your answer to all these questions is “yes,” you should monitor and be proactive about your personal brand and online reputation.

Managing your personal brand and online reputation is not an easy task, but here are 10 free tools that can help:

1. BrandYourself

This website is a great way to manage and take ownership of your search results. This tool makes sure search engines like Google and Bing find the real you—not someone else who may have a name similar to yours. (Or in some cases, the same name.) It helps you put relevant results at the top and improve your personal brand.

2. About.me

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