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The Reputation X team is a collection of online reputation experts working in the areas of content planning, reputation strategy, search engine marketing, social media, technical public relations, and other more esoteric realms. We provide white-label reputation management, protect reputations and clean up search results for agencies, brands and people.


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What is ORM? How is it different than SEO?

Published on 01/29/19 4:54 PM PST by Reputation X

What is the difference between SEO and ORM? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. ORM stands for Online Reputation Management. SEO is generally concerned with getting a website to rank better for product or service-related search terms. ORM is generally concerned with getting many websites to rank well for the brand name. Both are subsets of online marketing

Topics: How to do ORM
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How Leads Compare Your Brand to Others Before Buying

Published on 09/28/18 5:48 PM PST by Reputation X

When prospects research your company they compare you to your competitors. More specifically, they compare your search results to those of your competition. What they see online can mean the difference between contacting you and not.

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How People Search: Understanding the Landscape

Published on 09/17/17 9:33 AM PST by Reputation X

There was a time when you couldn't get a chicken soup recipe while sitting on the toilet. Strange but true! It used to be that you asked your mom, or your friends, a book, or your local librarian for information. Today, instead of picking up the phone, everyone from bearded urban millennials to grandmas and dairy farmers turn to one place above all others: the Internet. How do people search? Who gets clicked? Why does search matter so much?

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Fact-Checking Fake News

Published on 09/17/17 9:39 AM PST by Reputation X

Has any phrase been more divisive and frustrating during the 2016 election cycle and current federal administration than “fake news”? Seemingly innocuous in its phrasing, the term has come to stand for entirely more than just a story with false facts. Fake news—who makes it, who reads it, who believes it, and who profits from it—are all increasingly important topics in modern society, so much so that it now seems Americans live in two separate, competing realities.

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TheDirty.com Removal. Permanent. Fast. Utterly Guaranteed.

Published on 03/17/19 1:54 PM PST by Reputation X

Remove TheDirty.com permanently, in 30 days or less.

A good reputation is built slowly over a lifetime, but it can be lost in a single instant when a negative article has been posted on TheDirty.com.

Fortunately, we're here to help. At Reputation X, we have a successful track record in doing what seems impossible - reclaiming your online reputation. Reputation X can usually remove a post on TheDirty.com within two to four weeks. If we can't do it, it's free. 

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Just What is Internet Privacy?

Published on 05/24/18 3:53 PM PST by Reputation X

Definition: Internet Privacy is the ability of individuals to control the flow of information and have reasonable access to data generated during a browsing session.

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How to Suppress Negative Google Search Results

Published on 03/15/19 7:28 AM PST by Reputation X

Negative content can damage a company or person worse than the author often realizes. Sometimes it can be taken down, other times it must be pushed down or suppressed. An online reputation suppression strategy is based on moving newly created, and existing positive search results, higher up in search engine results in order to move down or 'suppress' negative search results.

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5 Online Reputation Laws to Know

Published on 01/28/18 8:08 AM PST by Reputation X

Sometimes you need to invoke one law or another to support or attack a particular position. If we had a dollar for every time a politician claimed that “the law states this” or “the courts agree that,” well, we wouldn’t be in the web reputation management business. We’d be sitting on a beach somewhere.

The dirty little secret, though, is that the law—both written statute and decisions handed down by the courts, which are charged with interpreting statute—is often open to interpretation, especially when it’s relatively new and untested. Some of the body of online reputation law fits the “new and untested” bill. And while other elements are more settled, they don’t universally benefit those looking to burnish their online image. So while these five areas of the law may help your web reputation campaign, they may also work against it. In any event, this article will help you weigh the pros and cons, and consider the resources that might be involved.

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Branded vs. non-branded content: What’s the difference and why should you care?

Published on 04/16/19 1:53 PM PST by Reputation X

What is branded content?

Branded content is usually clearly about a brand and appears to either represent the brand or portrays the brand as the subject of the content. It's content that has your brand "written all over it" even if you didn't create the content.  

Whereas Non-branded content, on the other hand, is not about the brand but still supports the industry or other areas of interest relative to the brand. The brand might be mentioned, but it is not the primary, or even secondary, focus of the content. 

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How the Internet Hates

Published on 01/14/19 1:28 PM PST by Reputation X

Honest review sites are an important and valuable part of the information ecosystem. Yet often search engines amplify what should be a whisper to a scream. Who are the players in the bad news ecosystem? Reputation X studied 1000 people and companies with online reputation problems and here's what we learned.

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