Welcome to the internet, where your privacy and your reputation are constantly under attack. Your privacy is compromised even when a small detail about your life makes its way online, like if you put your phone number in your Facebook about section without realizing that it is publicly viewable. Your reputation can also take a hit, from something as serious as a newspaper article from a past mistake showing up in an online archive, or simply an accusation about you on Twitter made by a former boss or dating partner. One can practice online reputation management to minimize threats, but that won’t stop damaging information from showing up online. When something like this happens to you, consider trying one of these three ways to repair your reputation:
White-hat SEO strategies are dependent on good content, and online reputation management is the same way. By writing content about yourself that positions you in a positive light, you can change the first page of Google so that everything that shows up when someone does a Google search of your name helps you to own a positive reputation. Be advised that poorly written content can actually hurt your reputation, and if the content is not search engine optimized, it won’t do you much good.
Another way to combat negative content is to start registering for domain names and social media accounts in your name. These accounts will not only be automatically SEO-optimized for your name but will also be a great place to post the content that you have written for yourself. The accounts will even be beneficial in the long-term for your online reputation management strategy because they will serve as an official mouthpiece that you can use to craft your reputation.
Seek out a professional
Knowing how to optimize each social media account can be tricky, and writing enough unique, search engine optimized content can be burdensome because there are only so many hours in the day. That is why seeking out professional help from an online reputation management firm like Reputation911 is a popular option
When trying to repair your reputation, timing is everything and you can’t afford to waste time learning SEO and reputation management best practices. By hiring Reputation911 to repair your reputation, you will not only capitalize on our reputation management expertise, but you will also have access to our engineering team, who will work around the clock to neutralize all problems and threats. To find out more about how our online reputation management services can help repair your reputation, fill out the form on the right side of this page for a free consultation.