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10 min read

Edit your own Wikipedia page? No. Here's why.

Editing Wikipedia: Do’s and Don’ts

WHO CAN EDIT IT, WHO SHOULD EDIT IT, AND WHEN TO STAY AWAY

Wikipedia is a one-of-a-kind platform. The best way to describe it is a not-for-profit, collaborative encyclopedia. While there are many alternatives, Wikipedia is the most visible online encyclopedia. It gets a lot of attention so it's no surprise people with a Wikipedia page would want to edit the page themselves. 

7 min read

6 Alternatives to Wikipedia

With various online encyclopedias that fit different needs, you may have more choices than you expected.

  • Wikipedia is a great source for information, though many researchers don’t feel comfortable citing it as a resource due to its open contribution model.
  • There are several alternatives to Wikipedia that offer different advantages.
  • Some online encyclopedias are more reliable than Wikipedia due to different formats and ideology-based approaches.
  • Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopedia at 6.2 million articles and growing.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online is the most reliable and respected online encyclopedia, but it requires a subscription.

7 min read

Measuring corporate reputation based on shareholder value

  • A percentage of your company’s value can be attributed to your corporate reputation.
  • In 2019, corporate reputation was responsible for one-third of the valuation of the world’s top 15 stock markets.
  • Investors are more likely to buy stock in a company with a good reputation than one with a bad reputation.
  • Focus on foundational business goals like satisfying customers, attracting strong employees, and generating long-term company growth.
  • Over 50% of the Walt Disney Company’s value can be attributed to its reputation.

9 min read

Corporate social responsibility and reputation

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a strategy is an essential part of your company’s reputation. Not only will your CSR help build your corporate reputation and customer base, it also will help protect your business from reputation damage and accelerate your recovery time after a crisis.

CSR mistakes can damage or even ruin your reputation, so it’s vital to plan and implement your strategy properly. We’ll discuss the basics of CSR, as well as the benefits and how to utilize it for business growth and stability.

8 min read

What is corporate reputation?

  • According to Andrew Lester of FreshBusinessThinking.com, “A company’s corporate reputation is the sum of all the views and beliefs held about the company based on its history and its future prospects, in comparison to close competitors.”
  • Corporate reputation is arguably a company’s most valuable intangible asset.
  • Underestimating the importance of corporate reputation can be fatal.
  • A positive corporate reputation is very difficult for competitors to replicate or overcome and can have a huge impact on a company’s bottom line.
  • One of the keys to building and maintaining a good corporate reputation is keeping your stakeholders in mind first and foremost.
  • Corporate reputation can be molded by things like search engine results, the content on your site, reviews, news coverage, and public actions by your company and its leaders.

7 min read

Corporate reputation: Lessons from 5 companies that survived crisis

  • Learn from the mistakes of companies that have weathered reputation-threatening problems to avoid experiencing a reputation crisis.
  • Every company makes mistakes. How you fix those mistakes determines whether they make or break you.
  • By facing up to mistakes, addressing the concerns of your customers, and taking a proactive approach to solving problems, you can save your reputation.
  • It is critical to face up to problems promptly, directly, and honestly.

8 min read

How to avoid the corporate pitfalls of reputational risk

What is reputation risk, and how to reduce it

Reputational risk is finally starting to gain some traction among executives and decision-makers as a legitimate and essential part of their business strategy.

Considering the massive and sometimes devastating effects of reputation damage, it’s a wonder there are still so many businesses leaving themselves vulnerable.

Learn more about what reputational risk is, where it comes from, and how you can protect your company from the losses it causes.

21 min read

The Extremely Comprehensive Google My Business Guide

The fact that the word “searching” is now interchangeable with the word “Googling” should tell you just about everything you need to know about what Google can do for a business that needs to be found.

Since 2014, Google My Business has been connecting local businesses with a bigger and better audience than they ever would have had access to on their own. With the accelerating transition to digital, it’s more vital now than ever that you get your local business online. So how do you get on Google My Business and why is it so important that you do?

6 min read

All about the reputation quotient model

  • We live in an economy where about 70-80% of market value is derived from intangible assets such as corporate reputation.
  • Your company’s reputation is easier to gauge than you might think thanks to the Harris-Fombrun Corporate Reputation Quotient Model (CRQ).
  • Many people consider The Harris Poll/CRQ to be a reliable validation of corporate reputation, so it can drive public perception of a company positively or negatively.
  • The CRQ has become an invaluable tool for companies when managing corporate reputation and identifying new market risks and opportunities.

8 min read

Is Your Corporate Reputation Helping…or Hurting?

Ask any business executive if they think having a good corporate reputation is important and the answer will be an obvious ‘yes’. But ask them what’s involved with having a good online reputation, maintaining one, or even what a good online reputation entails, and many will stumble trying to define a clear answer. It’s important to understand the ‘what’ and ‘why’ before setting up a reputation management plan. First, let’s start with the basics.

9 min read

Don’t let a bad company reputation sink you

A bad company reputation can lead to negative reviews and bad press, which can adversely affect your business’s bottom line. Here's why. 

 

How does reputation affect a business?

It can take companies years to build a positive reputation, but it only takes an instant to create a bad one that gives your organization a black eye.

In an economy where 70% to 80% of market value comes from hard-to-assess intangible assets such as brand equity, intellectual capital, and goodwill, organizations are especially vulnerable to anything that damages their reputations.

7 min read

What is propaganda? 

Fake news live image

Propaganda is a persuasive technique used to manipulate or influence individuals to adopt a particular opinion or belief. It has been used by governments, corporations, religious groups, the media, and individuals around the world for centuries. Propaganda is not limited to a single medium. It can be found in artwork, films, speeches, music, memes, and more.

6 min read

Using NPS to measure brand image

When it comes to running a successful company, customer satisfaction is one of the most important elements to keep in mind for obvious reasons. A satisfied customer is a customer who is more likely to be loyal to your brand. They are also more likely to recommend your brand to others, therefore improving your brand’s reputation and your likelihood to attract new buyers.

13 min read

Can the Yelp algorithm be beaten?

Let's get this out of the way first: Reputation X doesn't do fake reviews. Really. But the question of fake Yelp reviews does come up quite often - usually after a complaint from business owners that Yelp has been hiding some reviews (real ones) and not others. Some business owners even believe Yelp hides good reviews as a marketing tactic - for the record, we don't think that's true. 

Yelp does filter out real reviews all the time. It's understandably frustrating for business owners and marketing professionals who feel they are at the mercy of a heartless algorithm, because they are at the mercy of a heartless algorithm.

Yelps' algorithm is a big secret, but we've found some of the reasons both honest and less honest reviews are filtered out. We'll share them here.

11 min read

How to improve executive reputation

This article outlines how to build a strong executive brand online to support personal as well as corporate online reputation. It includes an overview of the issue, challenges, and a basic checklist of what to do. 

Every executive is the face of their company. A strong brand for every executive supports the mission of the organizational brand as a whole. Here is a summary of the issue and challenges before we get into the nuts and bolts of improving executive image online. If you just want to see the checklist click here

9 min read

What is reputation marketing?

yelling about reputation marketing

Reputation marketing is the promotion, monitoring, and acquisition of positive brand content, such as reviews, social media comments, online forums, and traditional press. It is a strategy used to better understand what is being said about you or your company online, and to use that understanding to improve your brand and overall online reputation.

11 min read

8 Things Non-Technical People Can Do to Improve SEO

An idled worker looks for something to do during the pandemic.

Summary

  • Come out of the pandemic stronger than ever
  • Idled non-technical employees can help improve your SEO
  • Here are 8 things non-technical people can do to improve Google results
  • Resources for further learning are included

We’re living through an unprecedented economic shock. Entire industries have shut down essentially overnight. Work orders have dried up. Bills are coming due — fast.

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