The Internet is a great method for immediate communication, to any place in the world. But this has also become a medium for ruthless attacks on the reputation of businesses and individuals, by posting offending and slanderous information about individuals, companies and reputed brands. Online attacks are done mostly through blogs, forums and review sites.
Negative reviews about a person, a company or a brand can be posted in blogs, forums, chat rooms and on review sites by anyone - at any time. In spite of how baseless and untrue the reviews may be, they can still create doubt in the reader's mind, tarnishing the reputation of the individual, company or the brand mentioned in the review. Researches show that only a very few people dig deeper in to search results past the first three pages.
Internet Defamation - how dangerous?
When people get really emotional and write defamatory reviews and blogs on the internet, they may perhaps think, “I’m gonna show him/her”. But what will happen after that emotional hype, we really wonder! Often people stop thinking about the negative review that they wrote and move on with their daily chores, forgetting that they have set fire on someone else’s life. Why this happens? Anyone is free to express his/her opinion on Internet, without much restriction. A person with an average knowledge can easily publish statements, articles or news items across the world in an instant, even without any editing. Thereafter it will linger in cyberspace for months or even years, impossible to amend or hide, creating many problems. With the popularity of blogs, forums, community message boards and social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook, posting one’s opinion about a person/a company or a brand has a become very easy and it will reach thousands of people in a few clicks. If such reviews are left unchecked, it can create a serious impact on one’s online reputation.
A few words about Defamation:
Defamation can be defined as an act of making untrue and erroneous statements to a third party, to damage the subject’s reputation. This includes several sub categories; including Libel and Slander. Defamation also includes unprivileged publications that contain false or defamatory statements. Protect yourself/your company/your brand from negative online image: If negative information about you/your company /your brand exists online, you can take it far from the first page of search engines like Google or Bing, Yahoo, Ask, etc. by approaching a professional online reputation management company, like ClydeStan LLC. We will help you to track, manage and repair your or your brand’s online reputation.
You need a good online reputation - or else!
A good online reputation is more valuable than money or any other possessions. Be sure you have a spotless online identity! You can ‘Google’ your or your brand’s name and see what people say online. Are there any negative comments or reviews about you or your company or brand? When someone types your name/ your company’s name/ your brand’s name into Google, the result should only have pages of your website followed by social media profile pages and may be a couple of positive reviews about you / your company/ your brand. The visitors should never come across a string of offensive, derogatory and unanswered negative reviews, comments, blogs or press releases. You may perhaps ignore the bad online reviews and comments saying you cannot please everyone all the time. But can you imagine a friendly relationship of yours getting sabotaged, your business getting slowly declined, your brand facing bad times just because of those reviews?
Actually most bad reputations online are caused due to neglect. Whether it is individuals or business, people don't manage online details properly ending up creating poor online impression. Search engines can defined as digital versions of Pandora’s Box. You need to be increasingly active online to be aware what’s being said, good or bad.
You need a good Internet Reputation Company because:
To put in simple terms, it takes years to build a good reputation, personal or professional, and just minutes to destroy it. A bad online reputation may spoil your entire business and many good relationships. So don't wait for that to happen!
ClydeStan helps individuals, companies and brands to build, maintain and safeguard good online reputation. By combining the power and far reaching impact of Search Engine Optimization & Social Media Marketing, along with our online tracking and reporting web applications, we will ensure that your Internet Reputation is as good as it should be.
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ClydeStan is leading in Online Reputation Management, specializing in removal of any unwanted listings, character defamation, rip off reports through online reputation repair.