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How to create the ideally structured blog post

Published on 10/14/19 2:12 PM PST by Brianne Schaer

Follow these steps to create a blog post that checks all the boxes. The illustration below outlines the parts of a blog and how to treat each one. Each letter calls out a section below you can refer to, as well as resources that should help you create the "ideally structured" blog post or article according to many experts. This certainly isn't the only way to do it, but one of the best.

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Same Name But Bad Search Results. What to Do.

Published on 09/19/19 8:51 AM PST by Brianne Schaer

Are you the only person in the world with your name? Probably not. We work too hard maintaining our reputations to fall victim to someone else’s mistakes. This can happen if someone with the same name as you or your company is involved in a scandal or some type of negative publicity. The reputational downfall associated with their name can affect you since you share the same name and, as a result, the same search results.

Sometimes the actions that other people take can affect your own reputation in a very serious way.

  • What do you do when someone with the same name as you is involved in a scandal?
  • How do you distinguish yourself if you have a very common name?
  • What tools can you use to monitor what is being said about your name online?
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7 min read

Use Sentiment Analysis to Win the Brand Comparison War

Published on 09/10/19 4:57 PM PST by Brianne Schaer

People will compare your brand with that of your competitors long before they contact you. Sentiment analysis allows you to track the opinions that people are expressing about your brand online, whether they are positive, negative, or neutral. Sentiment monitoring and analysis tools and techniques will give you a solid understanding of the status of your reputation online and help you to target your own content plan to either improve negative sentiment or to reinforce positive sentiment.

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6 min read

Why People Trust Strangers When Buying Online

Published on 09/18/19 11:40 AM PST by Brianne Schaer

Think about the last time you bought something online. How did you decide what to buy? You probably searched for whatever you wanted and read a few reviews. Maybe you found a negative review and that was your cue to move on to the next option.

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16 min read

Checklists and tips: Create and promote winning blog posts

Published on 09/16/19 9:54 AM PST by Brianne Schaer

You’ve just finished your latest blog post. You’ve dedicated hours to create it. But what happens if nobody reads it? Without a solid content promotion plan in place, your readership may never increase. In fact, you should be spending more time promoting your posts than you spend actually writing them. Here are the main points:

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8 min read

Value of Corporate Reputation as an Intangible Asset

Published on 08/22/19 6:59 PM PST by Brianne Schaer

The success of your business often rides on one thing: your corporate reputation. But how can something so important be intangible? Despite our inability to precisely “calculate” corporate reputation, the future of your business relies on your ability to keep it in good standing.

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How to Manage Yelp Reviews for Small Businesses

Published on 08/22/19 5:59 PM PST by Brianne Schaer

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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6 min read

Top five things everyone should do to control online reputation

Published on 09/09/19 9:50 AM PST by Brianne Schaer

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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Anatomy of Search Results & How to Rank

Published on 06/09/19 2:16 PM PST by Brianne Schaer

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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What is Reputation Capital?

Published on 09/09/19 10:28 AM PST by Brianne Schaer

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.

  • A positive reputation enables you to better control your prices, and achieve industry recognition and thought leadership.
  • Businesses with a strong reputation capital can overcome a crisis easier than a business with a negative reputation.
  • Reputation capital is both one of the most important aspects of any business and the most difficult to quantify.
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