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Online Reputation: Tips and Tricks

The Independent Urologist just came up with some great tips about how to protect your online reputation. I thought I should add my suggestions to the useful list:

  • Blog and blog often.

Be patient. I had 15 readers a day in December, 2006. Now I have 1-1500 visitors a day. It takes time and effort (I wrote almost 1000 posts in 2 years).

  • Have your own website, even if you are part of a group.

Create a LinkedIn profile and manage your blog properly (e.g. construct a nice about me page).

  • Link your blog and website.

Google loves self-linkage… Build your page rank professionally.

  • Publish articles, such as review articles, in medical journals and periodicals.

Summerize your ideas in Google Docs and collect your favourite links on so it will be much easier to write a proper review later on a specific subject.

  • Post comments on other peoples blogs and allow them to post on yours.

Be fair and open to new ideas. Join respected groups like the DNA Network or contribute to blog carnivals.

  • Get your name in the media via interviews (see blogging and blogging often).

See my Behind The Scenes of Medical Bloggers series. Publish your slideshows and ideas so people will certainly find you.

  • Google yourself on a regular basis.

Or use Google Alert to receive automated alerts about who and why mentions your name on the web.

  • Contact content providers that allow subscribers to post malicious writings about you and request that that they remove the comments.
  • Have a lawyer contact the content services or the offenders themselves with threats of litigation.

Get a HONcode (Health on the Net Foundation) accreditation.

  • Seek help from online reputation management experts (yes they exist).

Contact the members of the Healthcare Blogger Code of Ethics group or check the service of out.

And here is a slideshow I presented at the Medicine 2.0 Congress about building an online reputation.

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. anon #

    Your visitors see on average 1 page from your site and spend 1 second on it…

    September 18, 2008
  2. No, they do not. See this:

    September 18, 2008
  3. Great advice list especially with the growing medicine 2.0 community much more conscious of their online web-presence: See this –
    Great list of site hits form – also another resource is see of sitestats

    September 18, 2008
  4. Great post Berci, as always! This is great advice for anyone looking to establish an online presence. It’s hard work, but well worth the effort.

    September 18, 2008
  5. Great post Berci!!!!
    I also want recomend you to post articles in Google Knol and become a wikipedia editor.

    September 18, 2008
  6. Carmen, thank you! But I’ve been a Wikipedia administrator for 2 years now. :)

    September 18, 2008
  7. Another point:

    Get yourself a LookupPage

    September 18, 2008
  8. Scienceroll used to have 15 visits a day only?!! :-O

    You sure have gone a long way ;)

    September 20, 2008

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