One of the best practices that a company can carry out is the correct management of the online reputation in cases where third-party actions may involve a risk to the company's image.

Online reputation management is something that is certainly not carried out correctly by most of the companies that have decided to make the leap to 2.0.

But what is the main reason for this lack? And above all, what measures can we try to take to learn how to better manage our reputation as brands?

From the traditional company to the company 2.0
One of the biggest business transitions that are taking place in history is occurring right now. When reading these same lines, the greatest evolution is taking place by companies and the market in general when it comes to selling, buying and carrying out any type of economic transaction. The Internet has arrived and it has done to stay.

The main difficulty within this fact that is already completely tangible by the small and medium-sized company is that it does not know how to manage its presence within the online channel, and it cannot be blamed for it, there are no precedents, nor previous companies from which to learn, in the world 2.0 everything that is created (online reputation included) has a color that the business world has never known before and managing that new power is not always a task that can be learned in one day.

In short, we can conclude that the adaptation of the company, which has made its sales throughout its life through the face-to-face, is not always easy on the new Internet sales scenario and with it neither is the management of the identity of brand.

Tips to manage your company's online reputation well

Keep in mind that learning to manage both identity and brand and online reputation is something that cannot be learned quickly and systematically in academies in the same way that you can learn a craft workshop or an English course.

In large part, proper management of your 2.0 reputation in the online field will come hand in hand with the unique and non-transferable features of your company.

However, to try to provide some light in this regard, here are 4 tips that can be standardized to a good number of cases:

1. Qualified personnel in social networks
Keep in mind that not all people are qualified to act as a community manager. This is a task that we often delegate to a member of the organization that does not necessarily have to have this type of specific training. Try to delegate the management of the networks to a highly trained staff within them.

2. Learn to think in business mode
When a customer gets angry and protests through Twitter, it's not because he has anything personal against you! Another of the mistakes of many brands in social networks is to get involved in replies or get into provocations by users. You have to learn to think in business mode, as it will be one of the best practices to be carried out when managing a possible reputational crisis.

3. Make use of a blog to communicate your message
The contents generate solvency and convey confidence and knowledge. These will be your best shields for any inconvenience with the online reputation that may arise. Create quality content and protect your corporate identity.

4. Go to events and be visible within your sector
Essential to gain the trust of the other existing members of your own sector (among which many times is the competition). Earn reputation in front of them and users will also receive that added value plus.

Author's Bio: 

Hasan Root, a dream lover.