Googling yourself can bring up dozens of not-so-fun-fact, in Brad Pitt’s case it will bring up Millions of results – some of which are simply terrible lies. He refers to this as “noise” and he tries not to pay attention to it.

Recently Brad Pitt told Germany’s Bild. “They can’t Google their mom and dad. I don’t want to make myself dependent on what other people think.”

Internet privacy is important for everyone, and Googling yourself will usually let you know if you need help silencing the “noise”.

Now a days there are plenty of different programs to help you with your online reputation. These programs manage all social media outlets, images, and search engine results. A simple search will reveal all the leading brands.

These online reputation management programs aren’t just good for the individual, they are used by businesses all across the world and can make or break a company’s revenue. Many larger companies will hire entire reputation management companies to assist with their company’s reputation online.

If you have a small business or are an individual and you want to protect your reputation, one of the software programs that come up in the above search will do the trick.