Andover, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2010 -- The internet has brought about a new wave of how we gather information on various topics. Whether you're finding information for a school project, researching a company, or just looking for facts, the internet is the first place you turn. Yet, how can you be sure you're getting pertinent and valid information? Anyone can post anything they want on the internet, there is no regulation as to the legitimacy or truthfulness of information on the web. Being unaware of common pitfalls can lead you astray while searching for information on the internet can save you a lot of heartache later on.
Integrity Defender Offers These Tips While Researching Online:
1. Look at the sites URL. .Org, .Edu, .Gov, and .lib sites are most trustworthy.
2. Have you heard of the site before? If you've never heard of the source, chances are they may not be credible, do some research on the site itself to find out.
While Reviewing Companies:
1. Beware of complaint sites. These sites are unregulated and often host ill-informed complaints from competitors, disgruntled employees, and other users looking to tarnish the company's reputation.
2. Look around. If there is only one complaint about a company on a complaints board, chances are that company is legitimate and that complaint is the result of a spammer.
About Integrity Defender:
As a leader in Personal Online Reputation Management, Integrity Defender creates, manages, and promotes positive search engine results for their customers. Integrity Defender's innovative approach to online reputation management delivers unparalleled results within the ORM industry.