online reputation repair

online reputation repair
online reputation repair

Nothing is more frustrating than finding your name or your company's name displayed in a negative light on the internet. You would be shocked to discover how easy it is for some disgruntled customer to ruin your online reputation, a reputation you may have painstakingly built over many years. Millions of internet users use search engines like Google, Bing, MSN, and Yahoo to research individuals or companies before they decide whether to do business with them. They type in your name or your company's name and all public information will then be displayed to them. If this information is negative, even if it is untrue, it can cause serious damage to your business or your personal life.

How is your reputation being ruined?
Negative comments or complaints can be posted on blogs or forums but what seems to be the most damaging is having a bad report created by "Complaint websites". These websites claim that they are doing an important service on behalf of consumers in that they allow consumers to file complaints/negative comments anonymously in the guise of protecting other consumers from what they deem as a bad company. In reality, these "Complaint websites" are well documented as companies that commit outright blackmail and slander. Complaint reports are not investigated to verify their validity so anyone can make up anything about a person or company and have it posted on these websites. Unfortunately, many people will err on the side of caution and not take the chance of doing business with you if they run across one of these false reports online. Aside from the "Complaint websites", here are other avenues where your online reputation can take a beating: negative comments in Google, Bing, Yahoo etc; poor reviews/ratings in local directory websites or in City guides; forums, social networking websites (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.); negative videos on YouTube; Industry-specific internet portals; Online Yellow pages; Online News stories.

How to repair your online reputation?
Erasing negative comments is not easy. You could try contacting the appropriate people and respectfully ask that a negative comment be removed but that certainly doesn't mean that they will. It would be almost impossible to track down anonymous culprits behind offending material and negative comments posted on forum and blogs are considered free speech with no one being accountable. Even if you can pinpoint the offender, the cost of dragging them through the courts is usually not worth it.

The most effective and popular way to go about repairing your online reputation is to promote and circulate positive information in order to bury the negative information. You start a campaign to get the "good" word out about your company mainly by "link building". Positive website promotion with Link building will push the negative page or pages off the first few pages of Google, Bing, Yahoo and MSN, essentially "burying" it and replacing it with positive information about your company.

You can promote your website positively through the following ways:

  • Release high visibility Press Releases that highlight achievements, awards, public service etc.
  • Submit custom-written articles to all major article publishing websites
  • Have blogs that post dozens of positive reviews to counteract the negative
  • Create web pages promoting specific positive points about your company

It is important to take action immediately if you spot negative information on the internet. The longer you put off doing something about it, the more links and connections these negative pages will build to other websites. Bad news travels really fast on the Internet.

If you are serious in your need to clean up damaging information about yourself or your company, your best bet would be to employ a Reputation Repair company rather than try to tackle the job yourself. Google has a very powerful and complicated infrastructure, with a very detailed and specific formula for how information is ranked within the search results, and unless you are an expert in SEO, it is best to leave it to the experts.

Contact The Computer Geeks to talk about what we can do to protect your online reputation. We would be happy to present an estimate free of charge.

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I've built and managed my websites for several yea
I've built and managed my websites for several years but recently reached a point where my website was running so slowly that I had no idea where to turn. I discovered the Computer Geek website and took a chance of trusting the other great reviews there. I met Rich through the chat service on the site and he was very responsive. Within an hour of him having access to my site, he was working on the problem. He improved my site speed and identified the next steps I would need to improve the speed substantially. I highly recommend this service! Quick response, knowledgeable, reasonable rates, and available on an as-needed basis (no contract). I now have a "computer guy"! Thanks, Rich!
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Very fast, professional service with excellent com
Very fast, professional service with excellent communication throughout. Service exceeded my expectation, and the end result was just what I needed.
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Oliver Harris
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My large Drupal 8 site was down for 5 days. I cont
My large Drupal 8 site was down for 5 days. I contacted Rich on a Friday evening at 2200 hrs CET, provided the access codes and less than 30 minutes later it was fixed. I have been online since 2003 and I have never seen work like this, Rich is a true Pro and I will definitely recommend Computer Geeks to all friends and colleagues. Many thanks, Jeremy - UK
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We were in a pinch and needed a new website built
We were in a pinch and needed a new website built fast. We stumbled upon The Computer Geek and reached out to them for a consultation. After the first call we felt it was a no brainier to go with them to build our site. The professionalism was second to none. Rich and his team built our new site with lightning speed and provided exceptional communication. We love the new website! Thank you for your professionalism, amazing communication, and always going above and beyond for us. We look forward to working with you in the future.
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heck.. I sell car parts.. make special car parts v
heck.. I sell car parts.. make special car parts very, very well...... BUT.. I'm pretty bad when it comes to being a computer guy.. I just don't know.. don't have the time.... and till now our oscommerce sites were increasingly not really being maintained.. I NEEDED HELP.. BUT . WHO DO YOU TRUST..?? Somehow I found Rich.. MY ADVICE is don't look around.. get onto Rich.. be polite.. his bills are ok.. and his service excellent. 5 star.
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I do not often write reviews however I felt I shou
I do not often write reviews however I felt I should with Computer Geek. I have a fair knowledge of servers and php code that I have built up since 2003. I had spent some days trying to get a new bit of stock control software to work. Having narrowed down what was causing the problem and with a few alterations managed to bring the entire site down. I am laughing about it now but 20 minutes ago I was almost sick. Having spent an hour trying to fix it or undo the damage with no success, I contacted Richard and within 2 minutes the site was up and running and within 10 minutes the bit of software I had been trying to get to work now works. Thank you again Richard
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James ORourke
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Due to the positive experience we had with Mr. Ric
Due to the positive experience we had with Mr. Rich Agnew project manager, I am writing this unsolicited strong recommendation on behalf of Mr. Rich Agnew who is a project manager at The Computer Geek Company. It is a genuine pleasure to write this unsolicited letter for Mr. Rich Agnew, who is an exceptional and talented person who has repeatedly helped us with our website that stop working with Go Daddy. Before meeting and talking to Rich Agnew, we had a horrible experience with trying to find assistance in repairing our website. No one would help, they wanted to rebuild the entire website for thousands of dollars, their estimate of costs was so unreasonable we were just going to shut down the website, we felt we could not trust anyone because of what seemed to us was smoke and mirrors, and a lack of follow-up on calling us back. Despite not knowing Mr. Rich Agnew for only a brief time, I can firmly say in all the 40 years of my practice, Rich has been consistently trustworthy with his judgment and exceptionally speedy with the completion of the project. I feel I can apply a reliable yardstick in assessing Rich, especially since I was a Professor in the Doctoral Program at Nova University School of Professional Psychology for over 12 years. I have published over 40 scientific articles, written a book, have been in practice for over 40 years as a licensed psychologist in the state Florida, I have been a member of over 15 insurance networks in which I specialize in the treatment of children, adults, seniors and cancer patients. Finally, at the age of 69 you can imagine how many issues I have dealt with in my life and homes. Rich is the first project manager I have ever written an unsolicited letter of recommendation. In our transactions with Rich Agnew, he has always impressed us with his expertise, competence, and his handling difficult problems. He provided all the options, recommended the best option, and carried through the project better than we expected; this is extremely rare in our society. He is mature, handled all the computer and website problems, he is dedication and has excellent corporate skills; he is caring and has an exceptional high ethical standard. I may regret ever saying all this because then he will be moved. I highly recommend Rich Agnew without any reservations. Furthermore, I know we will be contacting him yet again because of his superb excellence and honesty.
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"Rich responded to my chat inquiry and answered my
"Rich responded to my chat inquiry and answered my phone call immediately and had the move completed by the time i got back from lunch. Hands down the best experience I've had with a service provider and I won't bother looking anywhere else when my company needs this kind of help in the future."
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The Computer Geek team got my website up and runni
The Computer Geek team got my website up and running again within just a few hours. I was dead in the water and on a time constraint. Not knowing where to turn, I luckily found this great team and they solved my problem! Thank you guys!
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I had an issue with my website's php code (whateve
I had an issue with my website's php code (whatever that is) ??. I also needed to update my php without crashing it. I had no idea who to turn to and feared an expensive price. Somehow, I found the computer-geek. It was fixed and updated in no time without draining my wallet. I am very pleased with the service and will certainly be recommending these guys and using them again for sure!
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