Take Steps To Protect Your Good Reputation Online

September 8th, 2016

We have all done it. All of us have shared at least one thing, be it a comment, a chat reply, a picture, or some other media with others online. Fortunately, most of us do not see any serious ramifications for any questionable photo or comment we make. But, there have been some people who were in the public eye, who shared a photo they never expected to be re-shared with anyone else.

The result of even a questionable photo going viral on the Internet can sometimes be quite severe. Just ask former Congressman Anthony Weiner what happened when he posted an inappropriate picture of his “privates” to a social media wet spot that he assumed was private. It was not. For those who do not remember the media blitz, yes indeed, Weiner’s weiner ended his very promising political career. Read more about Weiner’s reputation failure.

But, do not make the mistake of thinking it could not happen to you. Anyone can be targeted by a personal or professional enemy, by malicious troll behavior, or even by a jealous former lover. Face it, sometimes you Brand Yourself the wrong way, are posting things that in one way or another could be misconstrued as some sort of wrongdoing, on your part. Here are the steps that reputation recovery experts recommend you take:

1. Do not panic.
2. Disclose the problem and your plan to respond.
3. Start taking corrective action.
4. Employ SEO techniques to help improve your online Search positivity.

These are the steps professionals take whenever their clients suffer a business-losing loss of reputation, either in their person or for their firm. The best way to respond to a reputation loss is to contact one of the top online reputation management companies and let their experts handle everything for you. They will get connected with all the network technicians and system administrators needed to remove the offending media or other material about you.

When network admins will not voluntarily cooperate, they are the professionals who will get John Law involved by obtaining a Cease and Desist Order that forces the admins to remove the problem from the Internet. This is based on the relatively new Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that strictly enforces copyright ownership of all Intellectual Property (IP).


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