The internet is filled with information, insights, educational tools, and opinions.
While it isn’t bad to voice your opinion, where you voice it and specifically how you voice it can be hurting your reputation.
Social Media Mishaps
Marketing on social media is the easiest way to slip into a state of false security. Social media is full of opinions and arguments, misrepresentations, and baited articles that make it almost
impossible not to weigh in.
Resist the urge to blast off with your opinion, especially if it angers you. The more you do it, the more these rants will be noticed and the more your reputation will take a nosedive.
Optimize Your Website
While writing content on your website is normally a far more conscious act than stating your opinion, or saying something offensive elsewhere online, it still doesn’t mean mistakes don’t happen.
What you might think is funny, might be more of an inside joke and come across as being in bad taste.
So, while writing and reviewing content for your website, it’s importable to remember that while you want your personality to shine online, you don’t want to forsake your reputation in the process.
Blogs are meant to be a written and visual representation of your world. Blogs are often highly personal, or in-depth to the field which you are passionate about.
However, blogs are also a place where it is easy to cross the line into racy or uncouth comments. Since your blog is your own space, people tend to be lulled into a false sense of security.
Although, you always should remember, everything you do online is on display. Even though it’s your blog, it’s open for anyone to view, comment, and, unfortunately, judge you.
Although, there are extenuating circumstances, generally, the impact of these issues on a reputation depends on the intensity and consistency in which you post them. If you put a few comments on social media, it likely will not affect you as much as writing a manifesto on your website or blog.
However, the more you post anything online, and the more attention the post gets, the higher those posts appear in Google search results, in association with your reputation.
So, be careful.
How to Figure Out Google Content Removal
We all make mistakes…and before reading this, you might’ve never realized you were even making a mistake.
Thankfully, Google content removal is possible, and easy, even if you aren’t the most technically inclined individual.
First, you want to delete anything that you believe might be offensive or could possibly be taken the wrong way.
So long as it hasn’t gone viral, and no one took a screenshot of it, it’s likely that your reputation will remain reputable.
If for some reason you can’t delete whatever it is, don’t repeat the mistake. Stop commenting on possibly offensive posts and certainly don’t argue with people online via social media or blog forums.
Eventually, that comment will lower in search results until it is on an obscure page that few people will ever bother to find.
To close, the management of your reputation is important. These above tips are designed to help prevent issues, as well as fix them. Either way, it’s important to ensure your reputation, both personally and professionally becomes and perpetually remains unscathed.