Posted January 23, 2012 8:59 am by with 8 comments

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This post comes from our Reputation Channel sponsor WebiMax.

As online marketers, we celebrate the application of SEO. Quality, search engine optimization tactics help align a brand’s Web pages with particular keywords and phrases. However, the steady process takes time to solidify. A brand may benefit, perhaps reaching some goals more quickly, by engaging in other areas of online marketing. SEO unites user queries with a brand; a diligent brand executive can do the same. Consider the following ways to accelerateyour brand and online reputation.


We know focused, on-topic blogging helps search engine optimization efforts but it also enhances exposure and reputation. Many clients celebrate SEO for its organic origins, which impact consumer perception; if a brand is on the first page of the SERPs, it’s likely to positively influence consumer views about the brand. Blogging about your industry expresses devotion and also influences perception. It may require putting in extra hours per week, but the positive reputation of a passionate, knowledgeable blogger nicely supplements, and in some cases precedes, SEO results.

More Blogging

Consider devoting your time to other, industry-related blogs. Consumers go to multiple sources for information. Who knows your industry better than you? Are you sharing your knowledge? Relay information toconsumers from as many reputable industry platforms as possible. Doing so increases exposure and reflects the passion of the writer. Additionally, with the recent buzz related to Google+ and author stats, it wouldn’t be surprising to see more brand executives becoming regular authors in the near future.


The search engine optimization industry presents many speaking opportunities. What is the landscape like in your respective industry? Have you thought about guest speaking at an upcoming conference? Speaking at conferences solidifies good reputation, affecting the views of industry cohorts and consumers. In addition, speakers have the ability to ride the marketing coattails of their respective conferences. Don’t be surprised to find your speaking segment securing a lot more exposure and opportunities for your brand.


In addition to textual information, many consumers leverage audio and video files for education. Have you considered interviewing an industry source or being interviewed yourself? Blogs and media sources constantly seek professional input. Be proactive. Request the insight of others, seeking external interview sources. Also, make it know you are available for comparable interviews.


Search engine optimization means more than traditional SEO practices within today’s online world. A bevy of online tools and opportunities await savvy, aware individuals, looking to offer their personality and insight to online consumers. In many cases, executives rely on external marketing to produce results; yet, many don’t realize the in-house marketing tools they already possess – the potential to use in-house insight to fuel personal and brand reputation.

Todd Bailey is Vice President of Digital Strategy at WebiMax, a leading SEO company with 500+ clients and 150+ employees as well as Lead Contributor at

  • Developing quality content is a huge part of SEO. Content that is optimized well is what ranks in the search engines. In addition, social media data is now integrated into the search algorithm. It’s important to share content in social media that will get attention from fans and followers to build more social influence.

  • agree with Nick

  • It doesn’t seem that long ago that every business thought they had to have flash for their home page. Now for a business to succeed on the internet they have to have substance, like the content on their site or their blog. And they need to interact with propsects. They need to do something to develop their brand reputation and not just have a high tech home page that has no substance.In fact, there website is just one element of their online portfolio.

  • nice blogs.

  • We found that our patient journey doesn’t just begin at our dental clinic, but as soon as they visit our website – We need to be friendly, informative, and to give a positive impression to potential clients, before they even set foot on our premises. Websites are now the “shop window” of your business.

    Business is all about interaction with your prospects, clients and suppliers etc. The web has made it so much more easier to do this, but can also have a negative affect if businesses do not wise up to the trends of the web.

  • Interesting read. I seem to be seeing pretty much similar contents on SEO blog articles and posts these days but this is something fresh. Did gain some insights.

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