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Some Online Reputations Just Cannot Be Repaired

Some Online Reputations Just Cannot Be Repaired

With the internet growing every day, you have to protect your online reputation even more. Fox News PR person Irena Briganti recently found out the hard way.

In the news recently there was a Fox News PR person by the name of  Irena Briganti who was dubbed as being the “ the Fox News PR hatchet woman known for being the most vindictive flack in the media world”. Needless to say, her online reputation is extremely bad. In fact, check out what comes up in a Google search when you type in her name HERE. It is quite amazing…and sad at the same time.

 

In an article entitled “Fox News Flack Irena Briganti Tried to Scrub Her Bad Online Reputation“, there are some readers comments and one I found to be particularly interesting. When commenting on the article, an online reputation management company owner said:

 

“My company was approached to aid a Fox contributer previously mentioned on Gawker for pantsing (skirting) a coworker in this particular area. I flat out told my team we wouldn’t be taking her on.

 

I told them, “If it’s on Gawker, we ain’t gunna be able to scrub it. We’re not that good.”

 

Edit: I had originally thought it was this lady. Not the case”

 

It goes to show how careful you have to be in this day and age to protect what you say and what you do as it will end up in places you don’t want it to be, namely plastered all over the internet. Like with this lady, there are some reputation management companies that will not touch you as some cannot be helped. These companies can charge more than $10,000 to help you improve your online image but with this company owner, and quite rightly so, refused to help as he said that it was going to be nearly impossible to do anything about such a bad online reputation such as Irena Briganti. I’m pretty sue I would have done the exact same thing.

 

To learn more about how to protect your online reputation, CLICK HERE.

 

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Andrew Radics

 

 

 

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The Top 5 Don’ts Of Online Reputation Management

reputation managementThe Top 5 Don’ts Of Online Reputation Management

 

Your online reputation management should really start with you. There are a few things that you can do to avoid yourself being slandered all over the internet. Sadly though, human nature being what it is, we don’t think about it logically until we are confronted with a situation that we were not prepared for. When it comes to the online reputation of your business website, here are 5 common sense dont’s that  you can do quite simply.

Online Reputation Management Don’t #1

Don’ post any compromising or embarrasing photos on your Facebook fanpage 

This is a very common mistake people and business owners make. You might think your compromising or funny photos are a laugh, but, to some of your customers or clients, it may be offensive and it could destroy your relationship with them. The same applies to any type of social network you might be a part of. As far as sending those types of pics via email, think again if you think that only the recipient will see those photos. Don’t compromise your online reputation by one foolish act.

Online Reputation Management Don’t #2

Don’t confront an obvious  intentional online attacker directly

By confronting the person directly and hurling abuse back at them in a public forum or an online comment or review, you could be just adding fuel to the fire and the more people are likely to see it.  The unfortunate thing is that the more negativity you generate on the internet about your site, the higher it gets pushed in the search engine rankings. Find an online reputation management specialist to deal with such attacks.

Online Reputation Management Don’t #3

Don’t take it for granted that everyone shares your sense of humour

There are many types of humour and just because you thinks something is funny and you post it, you might not think so in a few months time. You might just regret what you posted. Think twice if not three times before you post anything online. You online reputation might just thank you.

Online Reputation Management Don’t #4

Don’t underestimate the amount of people that are searching for you online

It’s not spoken or admited a lot in the recruitment world but, according to a poll in 2010 by Microsoft, 79% or recruiters and hirers have admited to using facebook ad other social media sites to screen a potential candidate. By the same token, isn’t it a logical step that someone who is interested in doing business with you might just check you out online as well before investing their money with you? That’s something worth thinking about.

Online Reputation Management Don’t #5

Think carefully before posting a hasty comment in a forum or on  someone else’s blog

Some online forums let you edit what you say but that’s usually for a short period of time. It is very tempting to say something witty or funny, but you should;d always think how it could potentially have a negative impact on your business. That’s basically what online reputation management is all about.

 

For a strong online reputation, keep those 5 points in mind and you shouldn’t have any issues from negative comments, reviews or posts regarding your website.

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Andrew Radics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Search Engine Optimization Worth the Time And Effort?

search engine optimizationToo many web page owners feel that once they submit their page a search engine they have done all the  search engine optimization they need to have success in the rankings. That’s generally not the case. Simply submitting your web page to a search engine is not always enough to get any hits. Most web pages require search engine optimization to become truly successful.

 

Search engine optimization is the art and science of making web pages attractive to the search engines. The goal of search engine optimization is to have your website ranked in the top ten internet search hits that appear on the first page. Why is it important to be on the first page? It’s important because the average internet user doesn’t click on any of the sites listed on the second or third page. Out of sight, out of mind. One website owner reported a two hundred and ten percent increase on her e-commerce site when she had her web page redesigned for optimal search engine optimization.

 

You would think that the prospect of a two hundred and ten percent increase in sales would be all the incentive a webmaster would need to redesign their site. That isn’t always the case. There are a variety of reasons people avoid recreating their websites.

 

Some people believe that search engine optimization is too difficult to understand. The reality is that search engine optimization is fairly simple. All it takes is a little research and most people are ready to rock. The added benefit too is that you can manage your own online reputation.

 

Other people feel that there are simply too many things to learn before they will be ready to optimize their website. Search engine optimization is just like anything else. When you first start out you know nothing. With some homework and a bit of trial and error and you will know exactly what it takes to make your webpage popular with the web crawlers.

 

Some people believe that search engine optimization will take up lots of their precious time. People with this particular fear should remember that old adage about time and money. If time spent optimizing your website leads to an increase in sales isn’t it time well spent? Search engine optimization is time consuming but the benefits are worth it in the long run.

 

If you have a large site you shouldn’t worry about spending lots of time optimizing it and running the risk of never finishing the process. If you have a large website just take things one step at a time. Focus on optimizing one page per day. Start with your most important pages and then concentrate on the irrelevant pages. By using this one page a day method you won’t run the risk of sitting at your computer until your eyeballs fall out of your head.

 

It might take some time and some trial and error to optimize your website but you will consider it time well spent when you see an increase in the amount of traffic, the increase in traffic should lead to more sales.  Search engine optimization is worth spending the time.

 

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Andrew Radics

How To Protect Your Online Reputation

protect your online reputationThese days, putting your online reputation on the line isn’t something you can risk—ever. Once you put something online, it can never be removed. That means if you’re trying to build a company image, you have to consistently work at it—everyday. But most companies don’t have that kind of time to worry about their reputation, especially an online reputation.

 

And up until now, it wasn’t anything to worry about. With the rise of social media, however, the online reputation of a business or company is everything. Customers won’t take your word for anything—they’ll do a Google search, and draw their own conclusions depending on what they’ve found.

 

To prevent any bad things from appearing on your own Google search results, online reputation management builds up a steady stream of good things being said about your company. It’s a complicated process that most businesses can’t handle themselves—and that’s why lots of businesses hire SEO companies to handle online reputation management.

 

While it’s a service that not every can do by themselves, it’s something an SEO company can do full-time. After all, online reputation management can be a full-time job, depending on the size and needs of your company. In most cases, it’s a preventative measure—but if you’ve got any bad publicity out there, it’s a quick remedy.

 

If you’ve never heard of online reputation management before, now is the best time to look into purchasing the service. As said before, lots of SEO companies provide the service, so it’s relatively inexpensive, but the results are fast acting and significant. You won’t have to worry about bad PR in the least and you’ll be able to see great things being said about your company after an ample period of time. Online reputation management is a great service for any online business; it’s worth paying for and it’s worth waiting for.

 

 

 

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Andrew Radics