Wednesday, October 15, 2014

3 Free Places Where You Can Get Published

If you're faced with negative content appearing when you Google your name or business, you're going to need to suppress that unwanted article. You can call us and we'll quote you a price on pushing it off page 1.

You can also take a proactive approach and begin publishing your own content on the three quality sites below.

#1 - This is a website focused on transformational and personal stories. Most everyone has something that has happened in their life that has changed them and by telling that inspirational story, you inspire others.

You can submit your interview and get it published free of charge, usually within 30 days. Be sure to answer each question completely and remember - articles about you that are LONGER, will usually outrank articles that are shorter. Not always, just a rule of thumb. And don't just copy and paste your story from somewhere else on line - that won't work. Take your time, write from your heart and craft your unique story to help others.

#2 - This website is focused on entrepreneurs and features over 1,500 interviews. It's a strong site and will probably rank well once you are published.

Again, answer each question completely and share your entrepreneurial story in a way that will engage others. I know of at least one person who has done a lot of business thanks to a connection he made on IdeaMensch. Submit your story here and maybe you'll drum up some new business in addition to creating some great online content about yourself.

#3 - Reach150 is a site where you can create a profile, upload your contacts and then ask for them to post reviews about you. The more reviews on your page, the longer it will be and the better it will rank when you Google yourself. As of this writing, you're allowed 3 reviews free and after that, you'll have to subscribe - I think it's about $10/ month for an individual.

My advice would be to get started and create a profile and make sure the 3 people who review you for free write LONG reviews. That way, you'll get the length without having to subscribe, unless you want to commit to it long term.

Tips For Success

  • Content Length - Longer web pages generally rank better than shorter ones
  • Unique Content - If you copy and paste an article you've published elsewhere, Google is likely to choose to rank 1 of the 2 articles, not both. That's because it wants to give searchers relevant content, so it will just choose the one it feels is better. Make your content unique!
  • Linking - Both Inspirery and IdeaMensch all for you to link from within your article to another website. This is a great way to promote another website you want to boost in rankings. Be sure to link on your name or business name - whichever one you are trying to protect. Don't overdo it. One link in an article like this is perfect. Both sites allow you to list your social media contact sites, too.
  • Sharing - After you get published, share what you've done with others via your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media sites. Encourage people to read your story and ask them to like it. This activity helps boost your stories and the activity on your social media sites is good, too!


We're always on the lookout for ways to help you protect your online reputation and the sites listed above are excellent. 

The key to solid reputation management work is to get yourself published on as many quality sites as possible and then interlink them in a natural way. In the end, you build your own little intranet which gets stronger over time.

If you know of other quality sites where you can get published without a lot of hassle, please email me and let me know, so I can add them.

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