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What is YOUR Online Reputation?

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Have you Googled yourself lately?

Why not?

Be sure you clear your cookies and temp files first; even better, do your search using someone else’s computer.

What came up?

Did you try different search terms? Try other things besides  just your name. How about your brand or blog name or even a post title or a topic with a few closely chosen keywords…

Whether you have a product or a service, are a personality or an artist, your online presence is as important — and possibly more important than your in-person persona.

Either way, it’s your reputation, deal with it.

Digital Dilemma

Pretty sad news, but our digital world forces us to embrace technology. The problem is, when we do, often we confront it with “ownership” eyes versus a “buyership” mind because we don’t know any better.

Now you do.

Don’t do that.

Instead, approach your online reputation management as an outsider discovering you, your business, your blog — whatever, for the first time and how they would perceive what they find.

What Can You Do?

In may own case, I realized being a prominent activist was not always going to be the best thing for my professional career. Let’s face it, media moguls aren’t too keen on employees — contract or otherwise, who rant and rail against them, if you get my drift?

Anyhow, that is pretty much what caused me to create Cheri Speak. As I have mentioned before, I wanted a place to put everything “Cheri”, regardless of what it was. If it was available online, then shouldn’t it be me that presents it to the public? They’re going to find it anyway.

There are many things individuals and businesses can do to create and or clean up, an online reputation. There are even professionals like myself who will teach you how or do it for you.

Whatever your reputation out there, it is generally how you are perceived.

Wouldn’t you rather have YOUR way with words versus another’s words having their way with you?

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10 comments on “What is YOUR Online Reputation?

  1. Cheri
    January 17, 2014

    Reblogged this on Cheri Speak Media.

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  2. andy1076
    January 17, 2014

    Hi! thank you for tagging me 🙂

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  4. onnovocks
    January 18, 2014

    Spot on, but it gets worse. There actually is an industry that makes money through damaging reputations through complaints websites and charging for removal or some conflict resolution program that they run. The search engines also benefit, they get paid when you select one of their suggested “clean” alternatives. The negative content websites “somehow” get a low page rank, meaning they show up on page One, even if the damaging material was posted anonymously. This affects Individuals as well as Businesses. There are labor intensive methods to deal with this issue,… but that will soon change!

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  7. batlover9
    January 18, 2014

    Good point! You should TOTALLY get to choose what the internet says about you!

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  9. David Hussey
    February 19, 2014

    This is a great post. I came to know a lot about Online Reputation Management,thanks for sharing much more about Online Reputation Management,this information is very useful for the people who are searching for a Reputation Management service.

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    • Cheri
      February 19, 2014

      Yes, it is, which is why I removed your the links you dropped to your own (or your clients’) sites. I already have a link to my own in there, but thanks 😉

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