|By PR Newswire||
|March 8, 2013 08:21 PM EST||
Georgia, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Guaranteed mugshot removal is now available from InternetReputation.com.
Each day, Georgia.Arrests.org scours public websites, scraping mugshots and arrest information. One a standard day, the site publishes about 30 new photographs, and each photo is indexed to Google, virtually ensuring that it will be found, copied and distributed to places both near and far. Speed is key, when it comes to mitigating the damage a mugshot website can cause, and InternetReputation.com is proud to announce a new program that can delete images from Georgia.Arrests.org in 1 hour, or even less.
The Permanence of the Internet
It's a common assumption that things posted on the Internet are transient, shifting and moving per the whims of people in charge. For example, a spirited debate took place in the pages of the Journal of the American Medical Association, with experts claiming that online journals had broken links so often that they couldn't really be used in medical research papers. Since the information wasn't designed to stay in place for good, these experts reason, the Internet couldn't be trusted as a repository for important, research-based information.
It would be ideal if mugshot websites had shifting content like this, but the fact is that mugshot websites rarely remove information unless they're asked to do so. Once the photo is in place, it tends to stay there. Additionally, Georgia.Arrests.org doesn't watermark or otherwise protect the photos it publishes, so it's easy for viewers to copy, share, post or otherwise distribute the information they see. That's why reacting quickly is so important.
"We know that photos that show up on Georgia.Arrests.org tend to show up in other places as well," says an InternetReputation.com representative. "The longer the photo stays in place, the more opportunities people have to grab those photos and share them in other places. Reacting quickly is vital, and that's why we focused on speed as we were developing our Georgia.Arrests.org product line. We wanted to make sure we could get these photos down fast, so they wouldn't pop up in other places."
Reducing Damning Content
Georgia.Arrests.org also allows viewers to write commentary underneath the photos they see. It's likely that the site administrators added this function to generate interest in the site, and guarantee that people would come back for a repeat visit. According to a study in the Journal of Interactive Marketing, user comments tend to cause a spike of interest in readers, making them more interested in the product the site developer is trying to sell. Adding in comments adds interest for those who want to chat and sound informed, but the comments also seem interesting to readers who just want to know a little more about the product the site is trying to sell.
In the world of mugshot websites, however, comments tend to do reputation damage, and photos that have been in place for long periods tend to collect a long list of comments.
"We've seen photos on the site with comments that are incredibly disparaging," says an InternetReputation.com representative. "People are accused of other crimes, their looks are attacked and even their families are attacked with vicious comments. The site administrators don't seem to censor comments in any way, so it's really hard to fight back. The best way to handle the situation is to make sure that the photo comes down now, so no one has a chance to comment."
Pricing and Availability
The new product is available now, and the price is reasonable. "We've tried to keep the price as low as possible, so people can take advantage of this help and get their reputations in good order," says a company representative.
Those with more extensive reputation concerns might also consider talking to a company representative about extensive reputation rebuilding campaigns that can replace negative contents with positive articles. Visit www.internetreputation.com to find out more.