Most people enjoy having a good reputation online, although they may be taking that preferred status for granted. It is when a person or company is targeted by a malicious troll that most people suddenly become very concerned about getting their good reputation recovered. Worse, we sometimes club ourselves in the digital foot by sharing inappropriate pictures, comments, audio recordings or videos through social media that draw negative attention and loss of interest. One drunk Facebook share of a picture of yourself in some type of compromising situation could send your online reputation into the proverbial toilet.
None of us is immune to troll attacks. One vicious comment, claiming any kind of wild-haired nonsense can send a person’s reputation spiraling downward. This can cost us anything from minor embarrassment to actual death threats issued against us. It does not matter that no reality exists in the claim, it will still cause some amount of damage in the public’s view of us and our associated business or other institutions.
Ubiquitous and constantly available web access means everyone in the world can see and share anything with any person or group of people. Something we share with another person, through any type of social media or other communications medium, however private we feel it will stay, may end up going viral for everyone to see. Just ask former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner. He thought he was sharing a picture of his private namesake appendage with only one person. He ended up a laughing stock and his career ended after the picture when viral. Nobody is immune to this 21st century problem. Read more about Anthony Weiner’s reputation failure.
There is a way to effectively recover your good reputation after such seemingly insurmountable failure. Do not panic. Expert professional reputation recovery is available from firms that have been there many times and have a proven track record for not only helping people completely overcome such personal and corporate disasters, but also manage your reputation, moving forward. Their methods cover many areas and aspects that most people are not even aware are possible. The best ones use a process that incorporates deep knowledge of online Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to force old, bad, derogatory posts way down the Search Results so people no longer are even aware of such trolling.