Your search results can paint a picture of who you are to prospective employers, and if those results contain a number of negative items it can hurt your chances. Online reputation-correcting web app Brand Yourself crunched some numbers and found out which sites did the best job at improving how you appear in Google.
Right at the top was LinkedIn. After that, Twitter, Facebook, and Zerply took the top slot. BrandYourself followed them. These are the top five sites worth joining if you want to improve your online reputation. But the numbers also pointed to choices in other types of content. For example, if you’re making a personal blog, WordPress ranked the highest in search results. If you’re posting videos, Vimeo is a better option than YouTube. For photos, no sites performed well but Flickr was pretty much the only one that actually showed up.
For more statistics about how the average person ranks in search and what they can do about it. Check out the full infographic below. Also check out our guide to improving your online reputation and Brand Yourself if you want some help with the process.