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Best Online Reputation Management Services 2016

We reviewed dozens of reputation management services to find the best ones for businesses and individuals, and to help guide you to the right reputation management partner. Here is a roundup of our best picks and an explanation of how we chose them.

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WebiMax's reputation management tools include a full slate of services, such as crisis response, brand preservation and strategic PR. WebiMax boasts a reasonable cost for its robust services and a commitment of only one month, making it our best pick for reputation management services for businesses. Find out more at webimax.com or read Business News Daily's full review here.

Gadook is an inexpensive, effective reputation management service that requires a commitment of only one month. Although it's a low-cost solution, Gadook also offers quality service, including SEO copywriting, social media monitoring and leveraging of the company's personal press contacts. Between the company's high level of service and low costs, Gadook earned its title as our best reputation management service for individuals. Find out more at gadook.com or read Business News Daily's full review here.

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To select the best reputation management services for businesses and individuals, we started with a pool of more than 40 vendors that we found online, including those that were reviewed by other websites. From there, we eliminated vendors that didn't offer comprehensive reputation management; many companies focused solely on SEO, social media, online reviews or public relations, rather than a combination of them all. 

After narrowing down the list to only the vendors that offer comprehensive services, we looked for companies who were transparent about their services and made that information available on their websites. Most importantly, we determined whether the companies specialized in reputation management services for businesses, individuals or both. We narrowed down the list to seven candidates for our best picks: BrandYourself.com, Gadook, Go Fish Digital, Reputation Hawk, Reputation X, Reputation.com and WebiMax. 

We then analyzed each service based on the following criteria:

  • Transparency: This included how much information we could gather about the company from its website, how up front it was about its reputation management process and what tactics it uses (avoiding questionable black-hat tactics was key).
     
  • Cost: This factor was based not only on whether the packages offered were reasonable compared to other services, but also if the companies were up front with the pricing information on their websites. 
     
  • Types of services offered: Did the companies serve businesses, individuals or both? Extra services or unique features offered were also a boost.
     
  • Customer service: We posed as prospective customers to get a sense of how the company handled customer service, both over the phone and online. Reviews and complaints from websites like Ripoff Report and the Better Business Bureau also played a role in our review.

Here is a full list of reputation management services and a summary of what each company claims to offer. This alphabetical list also includes our best picks.

1SEO.com — 1SEO.com offers clients a comprehensive reputation management campaign that includes an analysis of your online reputation before your campaign begins and a complete assessment once it's completed. Along with its reputation management services, 1SEO.com offers a wealth of online marketing and SEO services, including SEO consulting and copywriting, social media marketing, web design and development, and infographic services. 1seo.com

BrandYourself — BrandYourself has a unique model that gives clients the ability to manage their reputations online on their own, with some guidance from the company's experts. It also offers other subscriptions at reasonable prices that give clients varying degrees of control over the service. BrandYourself also offers reputation management for businesses. brandyourself.com.

Digital Firefly Marketing — Digital Firefly's reputation management services include extensive analysis and evaluation of your online reputation, 24/7 news monitoring, negative review monitoring, SEO, and defaced-content removal. The company also offers other SEO services, social media marketing, content marketing and web services (including design, development and hosting). digitalfireflymarketing.com

*Gadook— Gadook is an inexpensive, effective reputation management service with a simple, one-month commitment. Although it's a low-cost solution, Gadook also offers quality service, including SEO copywriting, social media monitoring and leveraging of the company's personal press contacts. Between the company's high level of service and low costs, Gadook earned the title as our best reputation management service for individuals. Find out more at gadook.com or read Business News Daily's full review here.

GreyBox Creative — GreyBox Creative boasts reputation management services that are "built from the ground up and are completely customized according to your company's needs." Its services include constant monitoring of search-engine algorithms and trends, and will help you use positive content to suppress your negative search results. GreyBox Creative also offers other services, including web design, logo design and social media marketing. greyboxcreative.com

Igniyte – Igniyte is a specialist reputation management company working with high-net-worth individuals and brands to help them with defamation and libel issues online, customer service through social media, managing online reviews, and challenging and removing content from Google. Working with legal teams and with extensive digital marketing experience, the team utilizes PR and content marketing to help individuals and brands have a positive presence online. Igniyte.com

LocalEdge — LocalEdge's reputation management services come in two packages: standard and advanced. Both offerings include features like review monitoring, email alerts and social-mention monitoring. LocalEdge also offers other services, including web design, search engine marketing, and email and text marketing. internetmarketing.localedge.com

Netmark — Netmark's reputation management services allow you to set up brand alerts, promote positive reviews and content to bury negative content, and more. Plus, you can get a free quote on the company's website. Netmark's other services include enterprise SEO, pay-per-click management, website development and social media marketing. netmark.com

Outspoken Media — Outspoken Media offers reputation management services that include strategy development and software recommendations so that you can find the right tools to help manage your online reputation. The company also offers several other SEO and internet marketing services. outspokenmedia.com

Repumatic.com – Repumatic says it offers full-scale, DIY reputation management software; free reputation monitoring; and transparent concierge services that are under $200 per month. The company also offers combination reputation management and SEO services for brands, along with tips for do-it-yourselfers to help them regain their positive reputations online. The company's software can be used to instantly launch and manage up to 50 positive branding sites, also giving you the ability to remotely post to social media and WordPress domains. Repumatic.com

Reputation911 — Reputation911 offers reputation management services for both individuals and businesses. It specializes in the removal (when possible) and suppression of negative content. Other features include online brand monitoring and reporting, and the creation of optimized online profiles. reputation911.com

Reputation Communications — Reputation Communications offers services for businesses and individuals. It uses a five-step process: protecting your brand from being appropriated or misused by others, addressing incorrect or biased information, deleting your private information from people search databases, ensuring online photos support your professional image, and increasing your brand's prominence online. reputation-communications.com

Reputation Management Consultants — This company's reputation management services focus on content creation to help push your negative search results down. Services include social media and professional profile creation, promotion, and creation of press releases and syndicated articles. reputationmanagementconsultants.com

Reputation Management Kings — Reputation Management Kings' services include engaging on social networks, and creating communicative blogging sites, media-sharing sites, and business profiles and networks. The company focuses on SEO and positive-content creation. reputationmanagementkings.com

Reputation Management LLC — Reputation Management LLC's process includes analysis of your online reputation, strategic planning, requesting removal of defamatory content that can legally be removed, creating positive commentary to push down negative content and monitoring the web for any new posts. reputationmanagementllc.com

Reputation Managers — Reputation Managers' online reputation management services include analyzing the first 10 pages of your search results, promoting positive content, and building online profiles and other content on the Web. reputationmanagers.com

Reputation Rhino — Reputation Rhino covers both businesses and individuals, and specializes in SEO and social media marketing. Its online reputation management services include content development, profile optimization and review management. reputationrhino.com

Reputation X — The runner-up for our best pick for businesses, Reputation X offers comprehensive solutions for removal and suppression of negative search results, as well as protection and monitoring of your online reputation. The company offers varying levels of service depending on your needs, all in different price ranges. reputationx.com

Reputation.com — Reputation.com offers comprehensive reputation management services for both protecting your brand from attacks and dealing with a reputation crisis. Although it covers any type of business, it has tailored solutions for various business industries. The company offers services for individuals as well. reputation.com

SEO Image — SEO Image offers reputation management services for both businesses and individuals, and interested clients can get a free quote and analysis on the company's website. SEO Image also offers design services, pay-per-click management and social media services. try.seoimage.com

SEOValley — SEOValley's reputation management services cover both businesses and individuals, and include proactively monitoring your online presence, reducing the presence of negative information and promoting positive content. Other services offered by SEOValley include website development, SEO and social media marketing. seovalley.com

SEO Inc. — SEO Inc. uses SEO techniques, social media plans and content development to help improve and build your brand's online reputation. The company also offers web-development services, pay-per-click management, social media marketing, mobile optimization services and more. seoinc.com

SEOP — SEOP's reputation management techniques include the creation of microsites, social media assets, press releases, syndicated articles and more. In addition to reputation management, the company offers a wealth of digital marketing and Web services, ranging from public relations to affiliate marketing. seop.com

Submitedge SEO — Submitedge SEO offers reputation management services that help push down negative results from the first page of Google using the creation of microsites, blogs, RSS feeds and more. The company also offers several other content-writing and SEO services. submitedgeseo.com

VJG Interactive — VJG Interactive's reputation management services include crisis management and prevention, and brand promotion. The company's other services include web development and mobile-app development. vjginteractive.com

*WebiMax — WebiMax's reputation management offerings include a full slate of services, such as crisis response, brand preservation and strategic PR. WebiMax boasts a reasonable cost for its robust services and a commitment of only one-month, making it our best pick for reputation management services for businesses. Find out more at webimax.com or read Business News Daily's full review here.

WebpageFX — WebpageFX is an internet marketing company that offers services in SEO, social media and design. Its reputation management services cover businesses and individuals, and include comprehensive tracking of online commentary about your brand and promotion of positive content. webpagefx.com

Ready to choose a reputation management service? Here's a breakdown of our complete coverage:

Editor's Note: Looking for a reputation management service for your business? If you're looking for information to help you choose the service that's right for you, use the questionnaire below to have our sister site, BuyerZone, provide you with information from vendors for free:

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Adam C. Uzialko

Adam received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University. He worked for a local newspaper and freelanced for several publications after graduating college. He can be reached by email, or follow him on Twitter.