123people launches products for Facebook privacy and online reputation management
Webcleaner and Social Network Monitor to support users in protecting their reputation on the Internet & social networks
24 JANUARY 2013, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Summary123people (www.123people.com), known worldwide as a leading people search engine, is launching two new independent services. Webcleaner and Social Network Monitor are to support users in maintaining and protecting their reputation on the Internet and Facebook. 123people is thereby responding to an ever-increasing demand for solutions in the area of online reputation management.
Online reputation a trend
Over recent years, the path towards online reputation management has become apparent to 123people. “Although, at first, many users are shocked to see the kind information can be found about them on the Internet by the public, searching their own name is nevertheless the first step in taking care of and protecting their online reputation. About 30 per cent of the Internet users* are already doing this on a regular basis”, explains Alexandra Senoner, Head of Corporate Communications. Deleting personal information found on 123people (www.123people.com/page/people-manager) is carried out by a multilingual customer service team and is free of charge.
Webcleaner – Securely delete photos and personal information from the web
123people is now offering even more: With Webcleaner (www.123people.com/webcleaner), users are able to have unwanted personal content deleted, even from foreign Internet sources. The demand for this kind of service also became evident during an international study conducted by yelster digital: 42 per cent of participants stated that they have tried to have personal information deleted from the Internet once before, yet around one third had no success in doing so.* A professional service like Webcleaner can now assist such people. Providing a well-priced and easy to use solution for all users is of top priority. “For only 19,90 EUR per request, Webcleaner is by far the best priced service. If, for some reason, the request cannot be completed, the customer can receive their money back”, explains Gilles Clouët des Pesruches, CEO of yelster digital.
Social Network Monitor – All-round protection for your Facebook profile
These days, there is barely anybody who doesn’t share experiences, pictures, or personal information with friends or third parties over the Internet, even if they don’t have a Facebook profile. What’s more, for the normal user, security settings on Facebook are mostly complicated and confusing. This is where the Social Network Monitor (www.123people.com/snm) steps in. It highlights security gaps in profile privacy settings and alerts users to posts on their timeline that could be potentially damaging to their reputation. “The new services of 123people were designed for all user and to make previously services withheld to professionals, available to the general public. Whether, web professional, occasional user, or families, the Social Network Monitor is intended for those who want to protect their Facebook profile effectively”, says Clouët des Pesruches. Now, as part of its launch, the Social Network Monitor can be tested for 30 days free of charge, after which all-round protection is available from 4,99 EUR per month.
*Study: What does the Internet know about you, July 2012, yelster digital gmbh. The study was undertaken in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Poland, Netherlands, and USA. N=15’900 PRESS RELEASE
123people enables users to discover, monitor, and protect their reputation on the net. This leading people search engine enables users to find information about themselves or other people on the Internet, fast and free of charge. Additional services like Webcleaner assist in securely deleting content from foreign websites. The Social Network Monitor is a valuable tool for protecting one’s own Facebook profile and online reputation. 123people is a product of yelster digital gmbh. The company was founded in Austria in 2007 and joined the French PagesJaunes Group in 2010.
- More about online reputation management: www.thereputationblog.com
- More about 123people and downloads: www.123people.com/press
123people is currently available in 12 countries, eight languages as well as app for iPhones and Android smartphones: USA (www.123people.com), Canada (www.123people.ca), UK (www.123people.co.uk), Austria (www.123people.at), Germany (www.123people.de), Switzerland (www.123people.ch), Italy (www.123people.it), Spain (www.123people.es), The Netherlands (www.123people.nl), France (www.123people.fr), Sweden (www.123people.se), and Poland (www.123people.pl).