Take back control of your online reputation
Have you given any thought to online reputation management? You may or may not realize just how important an online reputation is to you or your company. The advances in technology have allowed everyone to carry a computer in their pocket in the form of a smartphone. Wether you agree with it or not, people perform 63,000 searches per SECOND! As one may imagine, that number grows each and every year increasing the need for online reputation management.
While search engines provide pages and pages of information in a search, 90% of people never move past the first page. That means that what shows up on that first search engine results page (SERP) is what 9 out of 10 people see about you and your company. Do you like what they see? An online reputation management company like us can ensure you love what you see.
Recruiters search a candidates name on Google over 90% of the time and nearly 70% have admitted that negative search results caused them to not call the candidate back or extend a job offer. While we applaud those that were honest, we believe the number is much higher given the quasi-legal situation surrounding using search data to base a hiring decision upon.
80% of consumers state that search engine results influenced a purchasing decision and 81% admit that what they read on search engines influences their perception of a company. This means that search engine results directly influence the revenue and profitability of a company. We all know that some customers will never be happy, but why should those nasty negative reviews be the first thing people see when they Google you or your business? It does not have to be that way if you take back control of your online reputation today.
Search engine results can also impact your love life. Nearly 70% of people admitted to Googling people they have gone on a date with. Again, we believe this number is higher but people are a bit embarrassed to admit that they searched a person they dated. Of the people that admitted to searching their dates, over 50% stated that negative search engine results caused them to stop dating a person.
It does not stop there though. Do you have kids? Over 50% of parents claimed that they had Googled other parents. If your child is going to a sleep over or party, parents like to know who these people are and what they are about. Makes total sense from a parents point of view. Again, do you like what other parents read about you? Take back control of your digital reputation now.
We recently had a client that was under extreme duress because of his Google search results. He is a health care professional and patients/potential patients were not shy about mentioning the negative search engine information that showed up. It directly affected him and his business and he decided right there and then that he needed to regain control of his online reputation with online reputation management by Reputation Restoration. We were proud to clean his first page of Google results in 65 days!
The work however does not stop there. We need to continue to maintain his online reputation for several months after the "clean date" to ensure negative items do not resurface. Our client's happiness in this case was truly rewarding and his business is even seeing an increase in business due to all the positive information we were able to showcase on Google and the other search engines.
Take back control of your online reputation today and decide to write your own narrative. We are here to help. Contact us today!