It used to be that what we had to worry about was said during cocktail chatter. You know the situation: you walk into a cocktail party, and all of a sudden the room falls silent, while everyone stares awkwardly at you? It’s a pretty uncomfortable feeling; your hunch that they were just saying negative things about you is probably correct. Obviously they try to cover it up once you enter the room by coming to greet you, possibly giving you a false smile and a fake handshake.
But you know that the damage has been done. It is going to be virtually impossible for you to go up to every person in the room and engage them in a conversation where you might discover what was being said about you. There is of course hardly any possibility to correct negative and malicious rumors that were being spread about you.
Now imagine that that cocktail party is spread out over millions of participants all over the world. In some ways it could be considered a giant cocktail party and it has a very simple name – the Internet. You are probably well aware of the fact that up to this point it has been a completely open forum, perhaps one of the last bastions of freedom of speech for many countries. But that freedom comes at a price. Anyone can say whatever they want about anyone else, including you.
Without you even being aware of it, your reputation could be getting destroyed at this very moment. What you need is seo specialists, a way for you to constantly monitor any information that is being posted anywhere about you. Only you know if it’s true or not, and if it’s not, there’s something you can do about it.
How to Edit the Internet
Once you hire a professional online reputation tracking service, such as repution.com, you may be amazed as well as somewhat disgusted at what you find about you and your family. Let’s face it; there are a lot of malicious people out there and the Web has given them the perfect opportunity to commit their dastardly deeds. Indeed, they can carry on spreading malicious comment with little hope of getting caught.
Unless you catch them! You may be thinking why would anyone want to say anything bad about me? Just the fact that you live in the modern world exposes you to all sorts of people. Some could be business competitors who want to tarnish your reputation. Others could be ex-spouses or people you’re you’ve been in a relationship with, who are mad at you because things went sour.
While you can’t necessarily delete comments or blogs or any other erroneous information, you can hire a service that will make sure that that negative information gets buried deep in any search results returned by Google, Bing or other search engines.
There is no reason why you should let damaging and false information about you compromise your business, your job, or even your credit rating.
Chris Harlepp is a US-based writer. He writes on a freelance basis for many of the major lifestyle blogs.
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