Everyone has made a mistake at least once in their lifetime. It is through these mistakes that people learn and grow as they move on from that mistake. However, the development of technology, particularly the Internet, has made it possible to destroy any chances of business for the affected party.
A February 25, 2014 story on Fox Business elaborates on how actions done online can fulfill the phrase, “To err is human; to really foul things up requires a computer.”
"What you say and do in the privacy of your own home is your own business. But what you post on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook is not only read by hundreds, thousands, even millions of people, it’ll be there until the end of time.
Look at it this way. Everything you do on the Internet is like a tattoo you get late at night that can never, ever be erased. The truth is this. Anyone considering hiring or doing business with you -- not just today but for the rest of your life -- will Google you and check out your social media presence. Which means lots and lots of you are doing some serious damage to your careers, your business, and yes, to your personal brands."
The article discusses ways for individuals to avoid making a foul reputation for themselves online. The philosophy also applies to businesses, though they will need effective online reputation management services in order to get themselves a better image on the Internet.
Reputation management is a necessity due to the fact that a lot of people can easily generate negative reviews about a certain business on the Internet. A negative review can easily change the mind of the person looking for a service stop and second-guess the decision to take advantage of the products and services offered.
London-based businesses who feel that they have been taken advantage of online should not hesitate to call a trusted online reputation management service to help them negate the effects of these negative reviews. Comprehensive reputation management done by effective services like Whitehat SEO Ltd can help an affected business grow again.
Thanks to online reputation management companies, businesses now have a way to stop negative reviews from stunting their growth. Interested businesses should consult with a trusted service immediately.
(Source: Don’t Let Your Online Reputation Hurt Your Business, Fox Business, February, 25, 2014)
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