Sometimes internet posters can be cruel. These people come into chat rooms or blog sites, hiding like cowards under anonymous names, and type words to get a rise out of you. Suddenly, with the clicking of a few keys, your complete life can be turned upside down as peers, employers, and family members start questioning these anonymous remarks as true information.
So, you didn’t go to that party? You didn’t really eat lunch on the Professors credit card while entertaining that stripper? You didn’t really send out a dead rat in that last eBay box? Your company isn’t going bankrupt? I’ve got some good news for you; there’s now a way to clean-up your online reputation.
In the past when a negative comment is posted on a chat-board, you must try to reach the board owner to complain. Reaching a site owner is never easy, and once you do finally get through to them you are not sure that your message is going to be read or considered. Another avenue taken in the past is to contact the Web-site internet provider to suggest that the Web-site be taken down for violating rules in pornography, or whatever your issue is.
Today there are a few online companies who will monitor for comments made about you online, then report their findings back to you. You are then allowed to request that they remove the specific negative comments of your choice. These services cost, but not as much as you would think. Some of these services work for about 10.00 a month, plus comment removal fees.
At the end of this article, I’ve left you a list of resources that may help you further with your online reputation management problems. Below is a list of online reputation management sites that I’ve explored and my findings.
Defend My Name is an online reputation management site. Phone: 1-866-268-5588 for free consultation. This Web site has been featured with sources like ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. What it claims to do is to try to remove the negative comments, or replace the negative comments with enough good comments to move the negatives so far back in online searches like Google that nobody will every see them. They do not give you prices online, you must call their phone number for a quote. Click here to see this online reputation management site.
Obility is an online reputation management site. Phone: 1-303-552-0223 for information, or contact through a form on their Web site. Obility makes the claims that their services include information monitoring, removal services, and “explanation” which I assume to be the same good praises given as the Defend My Name site listed above, in efforts of pushing your bad comments out of the current search engine top lists. They also claim to have the ability to erase bad comments out of social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. Obility does not have any prices listed on the internet. Click here to see this online reputation management site.
Credo Media Group is an online reputation management site. Phone: 1-561-479-4141 for information, or contact through an online form. Credo Media is a Florida based firm that claims to be able to push bad comments down in rankings like the other two sites listed above. Credo Media also claims to be able to help you, or your firm, receive positive press coverage in new articles to be posted on the internet through their contacts. This firm does not mention anything about removing contacts from social networking sites, and seems to be more geared to businesses being cyber-smeared. However, this site may be a good option for eBay store owners to contact. Click here to see this online reputation management site.
eVisibility is an online reputation management site. Phone: 1-866-415-0039 for information, or contact through an online form. eVisibility promises a 7-step process to help replace bad reputations with positive ones. This Web site doesn’t say too much, but they are linked into BBB complaints and business rankings, and showing many awards at the bottom of their Web page. I am personally not fond of Web sites like this that does not give quick information, but you may want to give them a try. Click here to see this online reputation management site.
Distilled is a company from London. They offer online monitoring services for multiple search engines to see what is being posted about you, or your company, on a monthly fee basis. Distilled takes PayPal so that it is easy for Americans to pay in a different currency. An individual account runs 4.99 (EU) per month, while a business account is a reasonable 19.99 (EU) per month. Distilled offers a one month free trial membership. Click here to see this online reputation management site.
Done! SEO is an online reputation management site. They can be reached at Phone: 888-372-8335. Done! SEO has information on their site about problematic gossip sites such as RipOffReport, My3Cents, TheSqueekyWheel, ConsumerAffairs, and others where people leave business hurting remarks. If you have a problem with your business being cyber-smeared, you may want to read the information on Done! SEO. This web site asks you to contact them by phone, or through an online form to get a price quote. Done! SEO seems to be operating similar to the other sites that push negative comments away with good comments. Click here to see this online reputation management site.
Brand Titan from Californiaoffers personal monitoring services along with all other elements in reputation repair for people or businesses. This Web site includes stories from staff and users that give you the general overall diversity seen in their services. From the way that this site is written, I believe this to be a site that might be able to help under most cyber-slamming situations. You can call them for information at Phone: 1-866-388-9230, or reach them through an online form. Click here to see this online reputation management site.
IRM Consultants is an online reputation management site. Phone: 1-800-307-9150, or contact through an online form. IRM has a Web site that gives specific information on how they push negative comments away from the search engines, what an attorney can do for you, and information about defamation. This Web site is a must-read no matter what reputation clean-up service you intend to use. Look at the very bottom of their page for tiny letter links into this helpful information. IRM does not give prices on the Web site. Click here to see this online reputation management site.
Attenalert is an online reputation monitoring service that will keep tabs on who is talking about you, and where these postings are on the internet. This service costs 9.90 plus 1.90 for each search word fee, per month. The Web site has pictures of what you get with this service, and offers a 7-day free trial. Click here to see this online reputation management site.
Idea: When typing your name into Google Search to see what others are saying about you, remember to use all names, nicknames, and misspellings possible.
‘MySpace Terms amp; Conditions About Posts.’ Click here to see this online reputation management resource link.
‘How To Permanently Delete A Facebook Account.’ Click here to see this online reputation management resource link.
‘How To Permanently Close Your eBay Account’. (You probably won’t get satisfaction here. Next go to Power Sellers Unite a large group talking about solutions to eBay problems.) Click here for eBay version. Click here for Power Seller Unite site.
Free online reputation management ‘Beginners Guide’ ideas to try on your own, complete with links. Click here to see this guide.