Facebook is one of the biggest and well-known social media platforms used across the world by both individuals and companies. It connects families and friends, enables you to share your life via pictures, comments and videos. However the amount of time you can spend on Facebook might be costing you your career.
Regardless of how private you think your settings are, comments and posts can be found by your co-workers or boss and lead to some serious consequences. Getting into heated debates about things such as politics can be detrimental as well. Negative arguments can leave you in a foul mood which in turn disrupts your productivity, and if you’re friends with your co-workers it can sink into your work relationships. If you have one Facebook page where you interact with friends, family and co-workers it may completely disintegrate the fine line between work and personal life. Separating these two may help, but if you’re on Facebook constantly at work then it might be best to download apps that stop you from using social media.
Darius Fisher, co-founder of Status Labs, has made a career out of online reputation management. He has stated that your likes and comments on Facebook appear public and can hinder people’s online reputation especially since employer’s have begun searching the internet before hiring new employees. Status Labs is a well-known and respected firm in the PR field by knowing every nook and cranny of the internet and how negative media spreads through the web. By utilizing their knowledge, they have assisted a multitude of clients in repairing the negative presence following them online.
They’ve helped politicians, political figures, CEO’s and Fortune 500 companies maintain and build up a positive presence online which nowadays is more important than ever. Their team of experts have a variety of techniques to revise online reputations, one major tactic is flooding Google search results with positive information. Social media is not a bad thing, as long as you’re smart about it. As long as you manage your online presence carefully, social media shouldn’t get in the way of your career.
Status Labs provides a solution for those who have experienced some rather unpleasant publicity. In the glory of the internet age, first impressions are now based on what people see in the search engine results. Soon after an inquisitive person looks up a person or a business’ name in Google, whatever opinions they develop are going to be based on what the results show.
The results may end up being extremely unflattering and, honestly, might not truly be indicative of the character or real reputation of a person or business. Instead, the results focus on some controversy or trouble the individual or company got into at some point.
There are ways to navigate these troubled online reputation waters. Status Labs, based in Austin, TX, could help correct the situation and set things straight. Through the combination of a careful reputation management, public relations, and marketing campaign, Status Labs has the ability to shift focus away from negativity and controversy and, instead, direct attention towards things that are positive. A blog or social media presence heralding all the charitable and philanthropic endeavors of a person would be created. Businesses would find reviews produced that focus on all the positive things the company offers.
And then there are preventive steps. Darius Fisher once pointed out executives rarely have personal websites built. Their social media presence is limited if barely existent. So, when problems arise, only the “bad things” end up appearing in the social media results. By creating a solid, positive online presence long before any controversies arise, the impact of reputation damage can be minimalized. Then, any follow-up work that is required (and it will be required) is not working on an empty internet landscape.
Status Labs is based out of the Austin, TX metropolitan area and also houses offices in New York City and San Paulo, Brazil. Status Labs does have a track record for delivering results. The firm has provided successful provided improvements to the internet presence of 1,500 clients in well over 35 countries.
The number of clients continues to grow as more people become aware of the company. Recently, the company provided special help to those who suffered in the wake of the Ashley Madison dating site hack fiasco. No matter what type of situation or crisis arises, Status Labs should be able to advise, counsel, and help.