The success of your business often rides on one thing: your corporate reputation. But how can something so important be so desperately intangible? Despite our inability to “calculate” corporate reputation, the future of your business relies on your ability to keep it in good standing.
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Every additional 1-star improvement can increase business 9%. Think about that.
Whether you own a coffee shop or an auto body repair, chances are one of your main sources of business is from your Yelp page. By this point, you’ve surely put the time and effort into making your profile stand out from the rest of the crowd. However, the work doesn’t end there. You must continue to manage your Yelp reviews to make sure the right people are leaving reviews, the positive reviews outnumber the negative, and that any issues are being addressed.
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You can make Google ignore a web page, thereby making it "disappear" from search results, by adding a "
noindex"meta tag to the HTML code of a single web page on your site. When Google crawls the page with the noindex tag on it the search engine will delete the page from search results. This method only works if you control the website and have access to the HTML code of a page.
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Online reputation is like a credit report everyone can see. Whether you are a movie star or an investment banker, your online reputation determines how others perceive you. Everybody can (and should!) manage their online reputation to make sure that it is the most accurate representation of themselves.
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Search engines don't always show brands in their best light. When potential clients and customers search online search engines serve up many different types of content - most of it out of your control. They may reveal blog posts from your competitors, show reviews from review sites like Yelp or Angie’s List, or even negative articles about the brand. The key is to identify and then optimize customer touch points your brand can control.
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It takes hard work to snag a spot on the first page of Google search results. There are many aspects to consider, such as creating relevant content, incorporating relevant keywords and links, and crafting an enticing search result that makes people want to click on it. But before you can create content that excels, you need to understand how it might be displayed.
- Understanding the anatomy of a search result page can help you craft your content in a way that entices people to click your link.
- Structure, organize, and promote your content effectively to rank high in SERPs.
- Update and refresh content to keep it relevant.
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Just because you write something doesn't mean it will rank well or be visible in search results. How an article is structured can make all the difference. This article outlines how to write an article both people and search engines will appreciate.
- Publish on the right website
- Choose the right title
- Technical and psychological/clickbait headlines
- The Description gets people to click
- The first paragraph is important
- Page length advice
- Bullets and numbered lists (like this one)
- How rich media increases dwell-time
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Reputation capital is the value of the intangible assets of a business. Anything from reviews to brand identity can build reputation capital, and it can essentially be summarized in one word: trust. How much do people trust your business? The more trust there is in your business, the greater its reputation capital.
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It's crucial for any brand to be perceived as reputable. But what makes an online brand reputable in todays online environment? This is an excellent foundation because it guides you through the beginning phases of branding. This is important, because without a healthy brand image, customers are more likely to flee from your brand to that of a competitor.
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If you're here, you probably know exactly why reputation's such a big deal in 2019. You want you or your company to have access to the best opportunities, and a bad reputation can hinder that. A great reputation will open doors to fantastic opportunities and (if you're a business) unhindered access to your ideal client base. Here are just a few other benefits of a good reputation:
- More business opportunities
- A better selection of prospective employees
- Higher company value
- Lower marketing costs
People want to make the best choice, and they base their selection on the person or company that seems to be superior. Whether applying for a job or attracting business opportunities, a good reputation affects your bottom line.