This is one of the two presentations held by Adriana Iordan, Web Marketing Manager, at the Software Industry Conference 2009, in Boston. It covers the topic of online reputation management for
This is one of the two presentations held by Adriana Iordan, Web Marketing Manager, at the Software Industry Conference 2009, in Boston. It covers the topic of online reputation management for software authors.
How to Monitor and Protect Your Reputation Online Presented by: Adriana Iordan Adriana Iordan- Avangate
6 facts about online reputation? Your desired image ≠ Identity of the company ≠ Your reputation The reputation must be earned It is not controlled by the company Intangible asset, strategic differentiator The community validates your reputation It is not the PR’s job
Why is online reputation important? Nielson Global Online Consumer survey April 2009 Because 9 out of 10 people trust recommendations from folks they know
How does it work? Communications MEDIA Social MEDIA Image defined by Media Owner Brand in control One way / Delivering a message Focused on the brand Company created content Limited channel distribution Image defined by Consumer Consumer in control Two way / Conversations Focused on the user User Generated Content Unlimited channel distribution
Where do online conversations happen? Reputation FORUMS/NEWSGROUPS MICROBLOGS Twitter: 17 million visiitors in april 2009 VIDEO SHARING YouTube 100 million viewers (Feb 2009) Conversation - Google - SOCIAL NETWORKS WIKIS Facebook: 250 million Wikipedia: 65 million visitors (Jan 09) SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS AGGREGATORS PHOTO SHARING MAINSTREAM MEDIA BLOGS
Getting Started Who cares/talks about you communities / customers / press / industry leaders / employees / business partners / competitors Check the perception on your company: search engines, customer surveys, vertical search channels, social media Prepare your reputation assets Set your goals & metrics Implementation (Google Reader, Google Analytics, WordPress, ORM tools, ORM policy)
What to monitor Company & Products names Website URL / blogs Employees names (execs) Marketing tagline Industry communities Competition Business Partners & Clients Copyright & trademarks Paid Advertising Ads Products, Company brand and Competition
Basic rules on New Media Marketing Basic rules of Online Reputation Transparency & authenticity Learn to listen, react quickly Embrace the blogosphere and build relationships before something negative appears Involve all the departments from your company Encourage the conversations Try to add value to your industry and community Connect with the influencers / help them find you Create content and products worth talking about Customer service, product development is marketing “Build communities” instead of “doing communications”
Conclusion Immediate actions to take: Listen to online conversations as they are the foundations of your online reputation Use an RSS Reader and subscribe to “vanity” feeds Start a free company or personal blog / micro-blogging Check the search results in Google, Yahoo, Bing on your branded keywords Check your website content!
We sell software online. We've been doing it for the last 17 years. Connect with me! Adriana Iordan Web Marketing Manager– Avangate Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @adriana_iordan Avangate Digest Newsletter: http://www.avangate.com/newsletter