“The tools of online content and social media give everyone who wants one a (potentially loud) public voice. This profound revolution in human communications is terribly exciting, but comes with risks because anyone can say anything at any time, whether true or not. John expertly guides you through the challenges and pitfalls of online reputation so you put your best face forward when customers are looking for you or your brand on the Web.”
—David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR, now in 25 languages from Arabic to Vietnamese.
“Every smart entrepreneur knows social media is the biggest opportunity—and the biggest risk—to every business. John David has nailed the techniques for making sure you get all the good, without the pain.”
—Douglas A. Blackmon,winner of the Pulitzer Prize, former bureau chief and senior national correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, and author of Slavery by Another Name
“Perception is in the eye of the beholder. In a connected society, your reputation precedes you. What you do, say, share and even consume online defines you. John David makes it very clear that without management and intent, your reputation is left for others to interpret.” —Brian Solis, digital analyst, anthropologist, and author of X: The Experience When Business Meets Design
“Your personal reputation is the most important thing you have in business. Read this book to make sure you keep it!” —Jeffrey Hayzlett, primetime TV and podcast host, chairman of C-Suite Network
With virtually nonexistent oversight, the Internet can easily become the judge, jury, and executioner for anyone’s reputation. Digital attacks and misinformation can cost you a job, a promotion, your marriage, even your business. Whether you’ve done something foolish yourself, are unfairly linked to another’s misdeeds, or are simply the innocent victim of a third-party attack, most of us have no idea how to protect our online reputations.
How to Protect (or Destroy) Your Reputation Online provides a wealth of practical information on how to protect your online reputation and even remove negative content from search results. It will teach you how to:
How to Protect (or Destroy) Your Reputation Online is an indispensable guidebook for individuals and businesses, offering in-depth information about popular review sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Angie’s List. John also shows you how to deal with revenge porn, hate blogs, Google’s “right to be forgotten” in Europe, the business of online complaint sites, even the covert ops of reputation management.
For more than 25 years, John P. David has counseled businesses and executives on strategic communications and marketing issues, from simple publicity campaigns to how to extract a business from the clutches of a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. He has developed a specialty in helping clients facing online attacks because, sadly, anyone can publish negative information online, seemingly without consequence. His strategic communications firm, David PR Group, counsels clients in the areas of marketing, reputation management, and public relations. He frequently writes about communications and strategy for his award-winning blog, and his insights are regularly published on the Huffington Post. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida. David lives in Florida with his wife and two children. You can follow him on Twitter @JohnPDavid.