Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 18, 2006
Elixir Systems, a leading search engine marketing agency, announces the release of a new white paper entitled Online Reputation Management: Protect Your Brand and Influence Consumer Perception. The white paper aims to educate on the need to monitor, analyze and positively influence the search engine results relating to your brand.
“There has been talk about monitoring what is said about your brand but little on taking action” said Fionn Downhill, CEO of Elixir Systems. “To achieve real results you should monitor what is said and take action on your findings. Of course, the best way to handle your online reputation is to be proactive and in control of the search engine results right from the start.”
Consumers use the web to research and to make buying decisions with the vast majority of them buy offline in stores and malls. The development of consumer generated media (CGM) websites including consumer opinion sites, message boards, forums, blogs, etc., has giving the general public a platform on which to air their views and opinions. It is beneficial to listen to what is being said and to take an active part in discussions. This gives you an opportunity to give input and help influence opinion. Circumstances do arise where unjust adverse opinions arise. People posting opinions can include disgruntled consumers of your products along with ex-employees and competitors. What these groups say can influence public perception of your brand.
Successful organizations are aware of the importance of a positive reputation and its influence on trust, confidence and sales. Brand reputation directly influences revenue growth and profitability. Therefore it makes fiscal sense to monitor what is being said, take part in the discussion and act to make sure that search engine results feature results that are under your influence.
Online Reputation Management is rapidly becoming an important strategy for organizations. The American Marketing Association states that in 2006 companies will attach more importance to online sources of news, monitor them, and then take action on the findings. The Online Reputation Management white paper from Elixir Systems illuminates this importance and shows that monitoring, analyzing and influencing online communications can help prevent the loss of business and ensure the ongoing success of your organization.
To download a free copy of the white paper visit http://www.elixirsystems.com/services/online-reputation-management.php
About Elixir Systems
Elixir Systems is a full service, professional search engine marketing agency that specializes in strategies to increase online business for their clients. Their experts develop strategies built around search engine optimization, paid search marketing and online reputation management to help clients develop online business opportunities. They are members of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) and the Search Marketing Association of North America (SMA-NA). Elixir Systems has offices in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.elixirsystems.com, or their search blog http://searchblog.elixirsystems.com or call 480-889-5393.