Online reputation management has become a hot topic for individuals seeking new jobs or business owners trying to manage the negative comments that seem to randomly appear on the internet about their company.
Reputation management is the process of filling page 1 Google search results with content representative of an individual or business owner, for searches made in their name.
Company owner Mike Munter had this to say:
"Increasingly, individuals and business owners are coming to me because they don't like what they see when they enter their name or their business name into Google. With our experience in SEO, we can quickly and affordably correct that problem by gently moving our clients web properties - such as Facebook, Twitter, Quora, and LinkedIn - onto page 1 of the search results. Any negative media is slowly removed to page 2."
Munter explained that small business owners are often weary of trying to deal with errant forum posts and inflammatory blog posts, for fear that it will cause a dormant situation to blow-up, causing more damage than good.
"We always recommend the first course of action be to contact the owner of the content that is unappealing, but this is sometimes difficult. Each situation is different and often it's easier just to create fresh, factual content and move it onto page 1. This nudges the annoying content onto page 2, where potential employers and consumers rarely look."
He went on to say that most online reputation management services can be wrapped up within 3 months and require no further maintenance.
Munter expects the business segment to grow as more and more employers and consumers use the internet to do their own background checks on the people they are interested in employing or doing business with.
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Mike Munter SEO is the Portland, Oregon-based SEO Company helping small businesses rank higher in Google and get more website traffic at affordable prices. Mike and his team also provide additional services including online reputation management, conversion optimization, content creation, local SEO and link building. Find them online at http://mikemunterseo.com/