Even at this very moment you could be the target of an online reputation management campaign against you. Even if things are not this dramatic, it is still possible that there could be someone out there who is posting something about you that you would rather they not. That person may or may not even be aware that they are posting something that you are upset about. It may seem harmless to them but mean a lot to you.
What Won’t Work
Yourstory.com notes that your first reaction to someone posting something not so flattering about you is probably to try to go and delete it. This would seem to make sense, after all you do not want others to see what this person or persons are saying. However, this is not something that is sustainable in the long run. You may be able to delete one or two postings today, but that same person could very well put up more tomorrow.
You should keep an eye on what is being said about you, but attempting to stay on top of everything and attempting to delete it all just won’t work. Rather, you need some more effective solutions that will actually get the job done.
Put Out Good Information
If people are saying bad things about you, the best thing you can do is to put out real information. You can tell the public about what you are really about. You can reward people when they write nice things about you by promoting what they have to say.
According to onlinereputationreviews.com, another tool in your arsenal should be the social media websites. These websites are wildly popular and great at getting the word out in a big way. People like to pass along the types of stories that they personally enjoyed reading. They will hand them over for free because they just want to share with those they care about.
Your reputation is your lifeline when it comes to doing business. If you have a good reputation then you need to maintain it. If your reputation could use some polishing up, then you should get on that too.