Steven Wyer

Author Team Points to Reliance on Online Reviews

In, Violated Online | on September, 03, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

In a recent survey (the Cone Influence Trend Tracker), 80 percent of consumers reported changing their minds about purchases based on negative information found online. Managing Director Steven Wyer says that a high-profile storefront or fancy signage may be appealing to the eye; however, a prominent online presence is just as essential to your […]

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Zero Privacy for Your Facebook Comments

In Violated Online | on July, 30, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Facebook’s new social plug-in offers millions of websites a solution for easily enabling comments, but effectively negates user privacy settings. Facebook has made online reputation management more difficult, even for users with the strictest privacy settings enabled. This is because of a plug-in that allows other websites to link their comments section to Facebook. Now, […]

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How to Remove Your Name from Adult Content Sites

In Violated Online | on July, 13, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

As an Internet Search Provider (ISP), Google and other search engines such as Bing and Yahoo each have specific quality guidelines that are used to insure that content delivered meets certain standards. Search engines provide the ability to contact them and request that content from certain sites be removed. The guidelines are very specific: •  […]

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Keep a Close Eye on What’s Being Said about You Online

In Violated Online | on July, 11, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

You can start monitoring your web content today. It’s critical to know what people are saying about you, your company or employer and your brand. If you are an employer, you should be following mentions of your key people. Online monitoring helps you identify slander, false rumors, embarrassing public records and show you your potential […]

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Things You Can Do for Free to Help Your Online Reputation

In Violated Online | on July, 08, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

For many people, the thought of trying to manage what is posted on the Internet is overwhelming. I want to give some very practical advice to those people. Don’t overreact. When something embarrassing is discovered online, obsessing about it does nothing. Don’t continue to click on the negative posting, it will only make it worse. […]

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Slandered Online? Become Part of the Conversation

In Violated Online | on July, 07, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

There is one basic premise for most online violations; someone is talking online about you or your business. We are frequently asked to address negative search results associated with a term such as the name of a business. At the bottom of each page of the Google search results, Google Suggest provides suggestions for related […]

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When Less Is Better

In Violated Online | on July, 05, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

I live in Nashville and am fortunate to call a number of people in the music business friends – real friends. The word real is something I have been thinking about lately. We live in a world where accumulation has reached the point of hoarding for many people, even on the Internet. In Violated Online […]

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The Ethics of Online Reputation Management

In Violated Online | on July, 01, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

When people read Violated Online, or learn about Reputation Advocate and what we do, the conversation will often turn to the ethics of such an approach to dealing with online slander and attacks. While most people empathize with being violated online, some are hesitant to consider pro-active methods to address the issue. To begin with, […]

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