When you find less-than-flattering information that you can control, delete it. Erasing as many unprofessional items as you can cleans up your search profile and improves your online image. For bigger concerns and continuous monitoring, New Media Horizons can help. We offer management and monitoring services to help you put your best foot forward today and every day in the future.
Protecting Your Online Reputation
The Internet has put the world at our fingertips, which is really a double-edged sword. When your dishwasher breaks and you need a YouTube video to show you how to fix it or you’re in need of additional talking points for a speech in an hour, it’s invaluable. Anyone can publish their knowledge, opinions and stories, which makes the world more connected than ever before. Information abounds, and much of it can support you and your business. In fact, you can easily share information about products and promote them better than ever before. In some ways, the Internet has evened the playing field between small businesses and larger ones.
But just as easily as you can share the positives about your companies, someone else can share the negatives. With the open access the Internet provides, people can destroy your reputation faster than ever before. It’s important to know how to protect your online reputation and tidy up those search results.
What Google Says About You
Have you ever Googled yourself or your business? If you haven’t, take a moment to do so. You may be surprised at what the Internet has to share about you or your business. Perhaps you shared your feelings about a political issue in a heated rant and may no longer be so proud of your chosen words. Or you find a story you wrote about some inebriated antics that were hilarious in college, but aren’t things you want your employees or customers to read about today. You may even discover that someone has taken on your identity and made false comments about you or your business. What do you do with the items you find that paint you in a poor light?
Make your reputation a priority and call us today.