Tired of seeing your competitors and ex-employees slandering your business and intangible goodwill online? I know I was. Here is my story of how I made it through the rough times and how I am flying high now thanks to one reputation management company.
It all started way back in 2008 when I took the leap to start a business online and leave the dreads of the corporate Wall Street world. I looked at creating a directory similar to the one at Business.com but knew that I needed good people around me to ensure that I would succeed.
So I put up advertisements on Monster.com, Craigslist.org, and all of the other online classified websites. It appeared that monster didn’t bring in as talented individuals as Craigs list did for the money just in case any of my readers were wondering. None the less we started building an online blog community where visitors could create their on blog and have a personalized website for themselves.
After three years of positive growth and a plethora of new customers one of our top employees decided to go out and start their own blog community. What they ran into was a situation that many undersestimate in the real world – “It’s a lot easier said, than done”. After his business started to fail he found that it would be easier to attack us online and drive business his way by stating that his company was better than ours and we were filled with a bunch of scam artists who ripped our bloggers off.
Obviously none of this was true but what somebody sees about you when doing their diligence can greatly affect their choice of doing business with you. That’s exactly what ended up happening. Our bottom line fell 10% one month and another 8% the very next month. I panicked all over and wanted to find a firm that could help me as cleaning up negative results is no easy feat.
Eventually I stumbled upon this company with offices in Washington, D.C. and South Florida. The company Profile Defenders had the online reputation management experts that knew exactly what they were talking about along with the needed skillsets to solve the issues plaguing my internet business.
The end result is a clean image online, no more negativity, and a competitor that eventually gave up after they saw how strong the new sites, press releases, and material that was showing up when our company name was searched.
Best of all there are a ton of positive reviews, testimonials, and videos online about us and our bottom line now steadily increases.