Has Your Online Reputation Been Badly Affected? Here’s What You Need To Do

Online reputations are becoming invaluable. People take the time to search potential names online before going out on a date with someone or before doing business with a particular company. If you have bad reviews online, whether they be from a scorned ex or a competing business, you may find yourself wondering how detrimental those reviews can be and whether you need to remove bad reviews. Read on to learn the basics of your online reputation and what steps need to be taken if yours has been badly affected.

Online Reputation Been Badly Affected

The Importance of Searching Your Name and/or Business Name

It is recommended that you search your name or business name on a few of the most popular search engines at least once or twice per year. When you search, you may want to search just your name, or you may want to search your name and location if you have a very popular name. Taking the time to search your name or business name using popular search engines allows you to see what people have written about you. If you do not run your name through search engines, you may not see what other people see when they search you or your business.

Why a Poor Reputation Online Can Be Harmful

If someone sees writes something negatively about you online, especially if there are more than one negative thing written in the first couple of pages of a search engine, your online reputation can be ruined. This is because more and more people take what they read online and use that to make a determination about a person or a business. While everything you read online may not be true, people place a lot of faith in it, which can be harmful to your reputation.

What You Can Do About a Bad Online Reputation

If you have a bad online reputation, you may wonder if you can remove arrest records or remove Google reviews. Depending on the situation, you may be able to remove the negative information, including arrest records or ask Google to review the negative comment and remove it. In other situations, removing the information may be impossible. If this is the case, you want to get a bunch of positive information about yourself out there, so that positive information ranks higher than the negative information. If the positive information ranks higher, someone will read the positive information and hopefully never see the negative information.

A bad online reputation can be detrimental to your dating life, your employment and/or your potential business. If you have done a search on yourself, and you have found information that you do not want anyone to see, you may be looking for a company that offers online reputation repair. Here at NetReputation.com, your online reputation is our business. We take the time to seek out any information about you or your business online, work to remove anything negative that can be removed, and then seek to bury any potential information so that it will not come up in Google search results. Reach out to us today to learn more.

 

Wendy Mckinney
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