Online Reputation Repair for Individuals
Online reputation management is a big deal for companies, but it also matters to individuals, too. Whether you realize it or not people are looking at you on the Internet for a number of reasons, including:
Potential dates, if you’re single and looking for love online
It is important to know what your online reputation looks like at all times. You can do this by going to your favorite search engine and searching for your own name. Pay close attention to the top results on the first and second pages. Look for negative news articles, reviews, etc. While the results on subsequent pages do matter, they are much less likely to be seen so they should not be the focus of your reputation repair efforts.
How a Negative Online Reputation Can Affect You
If you have a negative online reputation, you could be missing out on profitable job opportunities, the college you’ve been dying to get into, mortgages and other loans, and more. Even if you’re not on the market for a new job or looking to go to a college anytime soon, what is said about you online now can affect your future for years to come.
What you say online can affect you as well.
Most people do not think before they post anything online. They have a false sense of security thinking that there social media privacy settings will protect them from prying eyes. The reality of the situation is that one something is online it stays there, but there are ways to keep people from seeing it so as to prevent negative effects.
Before you post anything online, take a second to think about what you’re saying, where you’re saying it and who you’re saying it too. If you would not want your mother or your grandmother to read it, then you should not posted anywhere online. Anything you post online you should assume is public regardless of what privacy settings tell you.
What Can You Do if You See Negative Results?
If you see negative results for your name such as PissedConsumer.com, ripoffreport.com or a blogspot.com result, then you can turn to Nu Profile to help. Nu Profile works to put you in control of what people see when they search for your name. With it, you can manage your social media accounts, post relevant material to your biographical websites, and create resumes online. This allows you to speak as your own advocate, saying who you truly are.
While NuProfile won’t make the negative material “magically disappear” (in most cases there are times where we can make it magically disappear) and cannot actually remove the negative information from the Internet (in most cases), it can boost your rapport with plenty of positive content. It effectively, and ethically, replaces the bad content with good. By taking advantage of various approved search engine optimization techniques, you will bury the negative search engine results for your name, or your company’s name, so far down that no one who is looking will ever see them.
Even if you see only positive results under your name, it is important to consider that this can change at any given moment. Things are added to the Internet at an alarming rate, and all it takes is one thing to start a chain reaction that could change a positive reputation into a negative one.
Keep an eye on your online reputation by searching your name on a regular basis. Online reputation management professionals use a variety of techniques to scan the Internet for new content with your name, so they can handle it for you while you focus on living your life.