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Augustine Nyemah
Augustine Nyemah 15 April 2016

How to Protect Your Online Reputation

We believe in the fact that creating a website that works both on mobile devices (on varying screen resolutions) and desktop computers does incur additional costs, but the cost of lost opportunity far outweighs that of the cost of accommodating mobile devices - especially the rapid growth of mobile adoption in the coming years.

Building brand equity and reputation management is not easy in today's complex world. Further, managing brand reputation which might be online and offline, especially in today’s digital age, can be challenging. Everyone from the media to every business stakeholders can damage or affect the brand reputation with their Smartphone or with other devices they do use in everyday life, within a fraction of time, which was created over years.

The vital question is how do you protect your brand reputation and ensure a positive first impression to build a brand equity and goodwill at the marketplace? There are three main ways you can protect it contributing towards your overall online reputation management.

1. Manage your brand tight or lose control

Consumers share negative comments, reviews, surveys, criticisms and tweets about different relevant posts all the time. These definitely increase the engagement rate or interactions over brand, but ignoring the adverse comments over days might harm the brand from goodwill perspective. So the only remedy is to identify the sites and networks where negative comments are most likely to impact your target audience and then regularly monitor them to quickly respond to negative statements.

2. Protect your company name

If you haven’t claimed your company and product names on social, do so immediately. It prevents rogue messaging as well as “squatting” on your names, which can cause a gap in your brand strategy.

There’s often a correlation between what shows up online and what happens in the real world on offline basis. Focus on keeping clients happy offline and they will share their gratitude online. A combination of offline and online reputation strategy helps to reach the goal much more easily.

Conclusion

Managing your brand’s reputation requires careful monitoring and planning, but it’s worth it, as it adds value to overall online reputation . With a strategic approach, you can build and maintain a positive online presence along with brand equity that will attract and win new clients, and keep your current ones on a perpetual basis.

Sources:

1. https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0749465166

2. https://brandyourself.com/online-reputation-management

3 https://blog.kissmetrics.com/guide-to-reputation-management/

This article was originally published in medium.com

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