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Sameer Somal is the CEO & Co-Founder of Blue Ocean Global Technology. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on digital transformation, online reputation management, internet defamation, search engine optimization, social media and ethics. Fundamental to his work at Blue Ocean Global Technology, Sameer leads collaboration with an exclusive group of PR, Law, Digital Marketing, and Web-Development agency partners. He helps clients build, monitor and repair their digital presence. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, he authors continuing legal education (CLE) programs and is a member of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) 2030 Task Force. Sameer proudly serves on the board of the CFA Institute Seminar for Global Investors, College Possible and Girl Power Talk. Sameer was named an Iconic Leader Creating a Better World for All by the All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum and is an active member of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF).

Services

What is Online Reputation Management (ORM)?

Online Reputation Management refers to the strategy and tactics used to present your personal or professional brand in the best possible light at all time on the internet. Generally speaking, it involves promoting positive brand messaging and proactively managing negative criticism most appropriately.

Blue Ocean Global Technology defines ORM as the process of building, monitoring, and repairing the digital content that appears when you (or your company) is searched on the internet. Essentially, how do you ensure that the trust, positive energy and relationship capital you have with your clients and friends in real life is represented accurately online. The emergence of social media allows negative content and, even false information to be shared easily and circulated amongst large numbers of internet users. This could be an offensive comment on your Facebook company page, a fake or negative Google review, or a past legal issue.

Your online reputation determines how others perceive you or your business when they search for your name directly or stumble upon it online and then search it. Consequently, Online Reputation Management (ORM) proactively influences what information people will find.

Build:
Building and managing your online reputation means proactively influencing the impression left on internet users, especially those who are actively or reactively seeking to learn more about you. Building a strong online reputation is critical to both people and businesses seeking to market themselves, and grow. An agile public relations strategy that includes positive online content and public perception will create a preemptive defense against future defamatory content. An effective Online Reputation Management (ORM) strategy will protect your personal identity and company brand from negative information appearing on search results.

Digital media has greatly improved the public's access to both individuals' and companies' identities and brands, but also vastly increased the risk of negative exposure. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube, along with search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing, have disrupted and realigned the global economy by providing instant access to unfiltered information. Search engine results pages (SERPs), which generally show news, videos, images, and third-party content, now represent a key foundational pillar of a person's overall reputation and brand. Moreover, unlike in traditional media where a negative news story appeared only for a short span of time, negative stories in search engine results will often remain on the internet in perpetuity. Fortunately, these results can be properly managed and influenced to a certain degree through various tools such as search engine optimization (SEO) techniques within an ORM campaign.

Active Social Media Presence: Social media is now the most effective tool for publicly sharing information, and creating word of mouth buzz. Active posting of pictures or links across popular social media communities help direct traffic to your website and brand. And social media can also play a crucial role for individuals and companies trying to combat negative or false information.

Positive Blogs: Telling your story not only reinforces a positive digital footprint for you and your brand, but it can also protect against the effects of negative press in the future.

Search engine results pages (SERPs) are comprised of three different types of content that can define your personal or business online presence:

• Managed content: Content you can control. This includes everything that's published on your own website(s), along with articles, videos, etc., that you publish elsewhere online.
• Partially managed content: Review sites like Yelp!, Avvo, and Trustpilot serve partially managed content. For example, you can create and edit your own business profile, but you cannot prevent other people from publishing content about you or your firm. In the case of a negative review, you can offer your support by responding immediately, thereby demonstrating your willingness to resolve the issue.
• Unmanaged Content: This includes everything from news about you to blog posts and photos that you cannot influence because you have no control over the original content source. Unmanaged content is the most dangerous form of online content to your brand, and is the reason companies have evolved to protect and manage online reputations.

Monitor:
Of course, all this effort will go to waste if you don't know what is being said about you. Proactive anticipation of potential crises is the most effective way to mitigate or even completely avoid negative fallout. To put it simply, you need to be aware of what people are saying about you online, and the most effective way of doing this is continuously monitoring mentions of your identity and brand on the internet. This is more complicated than reputation building, and more difficult than just assigning someone to review and post on your behalf on social media. It should include not only full and continuous oversight of your internet presence, but also an evaluative comparison of your actual online reputation and the narrative you are trying to create for yourself. Monitoring is the key to addressing potentially harmful rumors and falsehoods before they erupt into full-blown crises. Unfortunately, people, and even thriving businesses, can be blind-sided by defamatory content on the internet. Monitoring is a proactive step towards managing that risk.

Repair:
A negative reputation can change the trajectory of your life or business, and adversely affect your personal well-being. Defamatory content erodes trust and compromises opportunities. Public relations firms and digital reputation specialists focus in the reduction and removal of online content in order to quickly repair your online profile. Experienced companies have effective strategies in place for replacing negative search results with positive coverage.

There are a number of strategies available to repair a digital reputation. Individuals, small businesses, and even large, established organizations may not have the knowledge to address such issues. Depending on the situation, expertise offered by reputation professionals may be needed to address negative stories appearing in search results and, where possible, remove this content.

Digital reputations are constantly evolving. Because this is not going to change any time soon, it has become necessary to adapt your personal and/or professional online presence accordingly. Digital reputation repair is a continuous process that demands periodic reassessment, the addition of new digital tools when appropriate, and modifying the process according to updates and changes to Google's algorithm for ranking content.

Obtaining success from SEO techniques can prove challenging, even for experienced service providers with a track record of results, due to ongoing changes to Google's ranking algorithm. Search engines seek to deliver the most accurate and helpful results, which include balancing positive and negative content.

Hundreds of calculations and contributing factors are involved in search engine results. Specific aspects of those algorithms, and an associated scoring or ranking framework, apply to Online Reputation Management. Research on all aspects of each unique situation is required of each Online Reputation Management repair case. It requires a customized approach each and every time. In order to identify the best solution for an individual, Online Reputation Management professionals conduct thorough analyses of both positive and negative assets, and then test the feasibility of both removal and suppression of content.

An integrated team of professionals, including technical experts, analysts, engineers, and programmers, consistently study and navigate digital trends in analytics, keyword research, link analysis, and SERPs, in order to conduct highly efficient and effective SEO campaigns. Keywords & URL targeting may be used to mitigate negative links and safeguard against future damage to your reputation.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Our global team focuses on online reputation and digital transformation. Our technical expertise has repaired reputations and successfully removed (or deindexed) links from some of the most reputable websites and news agencies on the internet. We serve clients directly (companies, individuals and governments). We are also trusted by agency partners, including PR, Law and Management Consulting companies to build digital reputations for their clients.

Profile

Blue Ocean Global Technology is a team of global professionals committed to learning, excellence and helping our clients achieve optimal results. We appreciate your sense of urgency and value your most precious asset – reputation. We are your creative thinkers, global educators and technology partners. Most importantly, we are the people you always trust.

Blue Ocean Global Technology proactively builds stellar reputations. We create and promote top digital assets that accelerate the growth of brand equity. We provide best comprehensive reputation management services, which often includes search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing (SMM), and web development. When an individual or organization faces crisis, legal or PR issues that reach the internet, we specialize in mitigating the impact of the defamatory content and repairing the negative reputation. Blue Ocean Global Technology serves both clients directly and an exclusive group of PR, Law, Digital Marketing, and Web-Development agency partners.

We specialize in solving a wide range of Online Reputation Management challenges.

Consulting Practice

All States. Clients in 40+ countries.

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Professional Experience

Relevant articles featuring Sameer Somal.

Article: 5 Reasons to Include Social Media in your Business PR Strategy
Date: September 13th, 2020
Publication: Small Business Rainmaker
Web address: https://www.smallbusinessrainmaker.com/small-business-marketing-blog/5-reasons-to-include-social-media-in-your-business-pr-strategy

Article: 101 Experts Reveal How to Produce Content that Creates Engagements and Attract Backlinks
Date: September 2nd, 2020
Publication: Guerrilla
Web address: https://theguerrilla.agency/create-engagement-attract-links

Article: Automation is poised to lead us out of the crisis, and empower people – here is how
Date: June 23rd, 2020
Publication: Data Driven Investor
Web address: https://www.datadriveninvestor.com/2020/06/23/automation-is-poised-to-lead-us-out-of-the-crisis-and-empower-people-here-is-how/

Article: Digital Transformation: 6 Tips For Success
Date: June 18th, 2020
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://www.blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/digital-transformation-tips-for-success/

Article: How Does Content Influence SEO – 25 SEO Experts Share Their Opinions
Date: June 12th, 2020
Publication: Rightly Written
Web address: https://www.rightlywritten.com/how-does-content-influence-seo-25-seo-experts-share-their-opinions/

Article: How to Remove A Picture or Image from Google
Date: May 1st, 2020
Publication: Brand Yourself
Web address: https://brandyourself.com/blog/guide/how-to-remove-a-picture-or-image-from-google/

Article: Financial Services & FinTech Digital Marketing: Expert Advice
Date: April 8th, 2020
Publication: Can I Rank?
Web address: http://www.canirank.com/blog/financial-services-fintech-digital-marketing-expert-advice/

Article: How to get High-Quality Backlinks – 28 SEO experts Share Their Tips
Date: April 7th, 2020
Publication: Authority Builders
Web address: https://authority.builders/blog/get-high-quality-backlinks/

Article: How Amazon Search Engine Optimization Works
Date: February 16th, 2020
Publication: Buy Box Experts
Web address: https://www.buyboxexperts.com/how-amazon-search-engine-optimization-works/

Article: 10 Experts Insights to Help You Update Your Online Marketing Strategy
Date: February 1st, 2020
Publication: Small Business Trends
Web address: https://smallbiztrends.com/2020/02/10-expert-insights-to-help-you-update-your-online-marketing-strategy.html

Article: How to Manage Your Online Reputation
Date: January 24th, 2020
Publication: NYSBA
Web address: https://nysba.org/how-to-manage-your-online-reputation/

Article: SEO Techniques – 34 SEO Experts Reveal Their Top Strategies for 2020
Date: January 6th, 2020
Publication: Flash Point Marketing
Web address: https://flashpointmarketing.biz/seo-techniques/

Article: Top SEO Tips in 2020 for Schools, Daycares, and Colleges – 7 Marketing Professionals Weigh In
Date: December 2nd, 2019
Publication: Iron Monk
Web address: https://ironmonk.com/top-seo-tips-in-2020-for-schools-daycares-and-colleges-7-marketing-professionals-weigh-in/

Article: Broken Link Building Tips for Increasing Search Rankings, Authority, & Traffic
Date: November 25th, 2019
Publication: Databox
Web address: https://databox.com/broken-link-building-tips-for-increasing-search-rankings-authority-traffic

Article: How Moving Companies Can Improve Their Online Reviews – An Expert Roundup
Date: October 31st, 2019
Publication: Vonigo
Web address: https://www.vonigo.com/moving-companies-improve-online-reviews/

Article: How to Optimize for Voice Search: Goals, SEO Strategies, & Tools
Date: October 29th, 2019
Publication: GoodFirms
Web address: https://www.goodfirms.co/resources/seo-for-voice-search

Article: SEO for Startups: 150 Experts Explain What to Do and What to Avoid
Date: October 14th, 2019
Publication: Databox
Web address: https://databox.com/seo-for-startups

Article: 15 Website Speed Optimization Tips that Anyone can Implement
Date: September 30th, 2019
Publication: Databox
Web address: https://databox.com/website-speed-optimization-tips

Article: 2019 SEO Marketing Trends
Date: July 9th, 2019
Publication: Daily Inbox
Web address: https://dailyinbox.com/2019-seo-marketing-trends/

Article: The 15 Best Reputation Management Resources
Date: April 23rd, 2019
Publication: Binary Foundation
Web address: https://www.binaryfountain.com/blog/15-best-reputation-management-resources/

Article: Sameer Somal – How to Protect Your Online Reputation from Negative Press
Date: February 4th, 2019
Publication: Business Innovators Radio Network
Web address: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/sameer-somal-how-to-protect-your-online-reputation-from-negative-press/

Article: How to Increase Sales Page Conversations: 40 Experts Weigh In
Date: November 21st, 2018
Publication: The Hoth
Web address: https://www.thehoth.com/blog/sales-page-conversion-optimization/

Article: Brands Have 24 Hours to Respond to Customer Comments on Social Media
Date: November 8th, 2018
Publication: Target Marketing Magazine
Web address: https://www.targetmarketingmag.com/article/brands-have-24-hours-to-respond-to-customer-comments-on-social-media/

Article: Social Media Clean Up: How to Guide for Students
Date: August 31st, 2018
Publication: Smart Social
Web address: https://smartsocial.com/social-media-clean-up/

Article: Your Online Reputation Will Break or Make Your Business
Date: August 29th, 2018
Publication: BuzzFeed
Web address: https://www.buzzfeed.com/oneelevengroup/your-online-reputation-will-break-or-make-your-bus

Article: How to Drive Traffic to your Website
Date: July 6th, 2018
Publication: Traffic Masters
Web address: https://www.traffic-masters.net/blog/how-to-drive-traffic-to-your-website/

Article: Sameer Somal On the Digital Revolution Of The Internet
Date: June 5th, 2018
Publication: Attorney At Law Magazine
Web address: https://attorneyatlawmagazine.com/sameer-somal


Legal Experience & Services

I work and consult with a wide range of law firms from AM LAW top 50 firms to smaller boutiques. I author CLE programs and serve as an expert witness. We also help with Legal Process Outsourcing. Having said that, most of my work with lawyers and law firms is to build or repair their or their client digital reputations.


Qualifications

Sameer Somal is the CEO & Co-Founder of Blue Ocean Global Technology. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on digital transformation, online reputation management, search engine optimization, relationship capital and ethics. Fundamental to his work at Blue Ocean Global Technology, Sameer leads collaboration with an exclusive group of PR, Law and Management Consulting agency partners. He helps clients build, monitor and repair their digital presence. Sameer is a published writer and Internet Defamation subject matter expert witness. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, he authors continuing legal education (CLE) programs and is a member of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) 2030 Task Force. Sameer proudly serves on the board of the CFA Institute Seminar for Global Investors, College Possible and Girl Power Talk. He is an active member of the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF). Sameer was named an Iconic Leader Creating a Better World for All by the All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum and is a 2020 Business Elite “40 under 40” recipient.


Awards & Honors

Rated as top Online Reputation Management Company on Clutch.
Clutch.co

Rated as top SEO Company in New York on Upcity.
Upcity.com

Top Digital Marketing Company
goodfirms.co

Best Social Media Marketing Agencies in New York City
expertise.com

Top Web Development Company
goodfirms.co

Rated as top Digital Agency on Design Rush.
Designrush.com


Seminars & Training

Recent Speaking Engagements & References:
New York State Bar (Albany, NY)
Scotiabank Executive Strategy Retreat (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)
Project Management Institute (Los Angeles, CA)
Montgomery County Paralegals Association (Bluebell, PA)
Legal Marketing Association (Orlando, FL)
Empowering A Billion Women (Austin, TX)
Legal Marketing Association (Philadelphia, PA)
CFA Institute VBA Netherlands (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Clear Law Institute (Arlington, VA)
Mobile Growth Summit (New York, NY)
FPA National BE Conference (Baltimore, MD)
Benchbar Conference (Atlantic City, NJ)
Legal Week (New York, NY)
The US State Department's Foreign Service Institute (McLean, VA)
Global Digital Marketing Summit, Mick Law (Phoenix, AZ)
Dimensional Fund Advisors (Austin, TX)
SEI Investments (Oaks, PA)
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Philadelphia, PA)
The Philippines HR Summit (Manilla, Philippines)
Women Economic Forum (Delhi, India)
CFA Institute Leaders Conference (San Jose)
The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference (Las Vegas, NV)
Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)
NAPFA Annual Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
Finance Logix Technology Conference (Las Vegas, NV)
FPA of New York (New York, NY)

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs:

The foundation of Blue Ocean Global Technology is education. With the abundance mentality, our team is relentless in our pursuit of going to bed a little bit smarter every day. This is the miracle of compound interest applied to knowledge. By authoring Continuing Legal Education CLE programs and staying ahead of trends as global educators, speakers, and expert witnesses, we offer perspective and help our clients make the most informed decisions.

CLE Presentation 1: Using Social Media Effectively and Ethically in Your Law Practice 2019
CLE Presentation 2: Introduction to Online Reputation Management (ORM) For Attorneys & Clients
CLE Presentation 3: Advanced Online Reputation Management (ORM) For Attorneys & Clients

CLE Presentation 1: Using Social Media Effectively and Ethically in Your Law Practice 2019
Description:
Capitalize on social media's opportunities - Social media has infiltrated the practice of law at every point of the profession. As attorneys from large and small firms alike, you understand that it is essential to develop the tools to be more productive in your social media use, work style, digital reputation, communications, public relations and marketing. To stay competitive, you must build, manage, monitor and, when required, repair your social media presence to capitalize on the opportunities afforded by this medium.

Know the rules - In addition, it is critical for you to understand the Rules of Professional Conduct, which govern communications, including social media. Marketing and development guru Laura Powers, and digital reputation expert Sameer Somal, will examine how you can communicate a brand, build a niche, expand networks, enhance your online presence, and grow business while not running afoul of the rules.

Explore the possibilities - You will explore the most popular social media platforms, the do's and don'ts of social media communications, and the impact these platforms have - and will continue to have - on the practice of law.

CLE Presentation 2: Introduction to Online Reputation Management (ORM) For Attorneys & Clients
Description:
By its very definition, reputation is an intangible and complex concept because it is comprised of impressions, emotions and perceptions. All organizations, including law firms, achieve results from their reputation. The internet has empowered the consumer and revolutionized how information that was once printed in newspapers or shared on the nightly evening news can be created by anyone and accessed from a device that fits comfortably in the palm of our hand. Individual and firm success are now directly correlated with how and what is communicated online.

When promoted effectively online, digital marketing helps businesses accelerate their growth. Conversely, negative information circulating on the internet can harm businesses and ruin personal lives. Law firms lose contracts, lawyers lose jobs, and most importantly - their reputation.

With choice overload and an expansive new group of online communication platforms, social media adds a new wavelength of opportunity and liability for attorneys. New platforms such as LegalZoom or RocketLawyer offer simplicity, efficiency and scale. In the wake of new competitors and our collective dependence on the internet, digital communication has quickly become the foundation for survival and sustainable growth.


Publications

Articles Authored – Sameer Somal

Article: Digital Transformation: 6 Tips For Success
Date: June 18th, 2020
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://www.blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/digital-transformation-tips-for-success/

Article: Online Reputation Marketing: 7 Solid Tips for Social Media
Date: April 20th, 2020
Publication: Co-schedule Blog
Web address: https://coschedule.com/blog/online-reputation-marketing/

Article: Have Controversial Opinions on the Current Crisis? Here's How to Manage Your Online Reputation
Date: April 19th, 2020
Publication: Real Leaders
Web address: https://real-leaders.com/have-controversial-opinions-on-the-current-crisis-heres-how-to-manage-your-online-reputation/

Article: How Google's BERT Algorithm Affects Your Website's Traffic
Date: March 31st, 2020
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://www.blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/google-bert-algorithm-impacts-website-traffic/

Article: 5 Strategies For Getting More Value From Your Customer Reviews
Date: Feb 10th, 2020
Publication: Hub Spot
Web address: https://blog.hubspot.com/service/customer-review-strategies

Article: The Role of SEO in Online Reputation Management
Date: January 9th, 2020
Publication: Search Engine Watch
Web address: https://www.searchenginewatch.com/2020/01/09/role-of-seo-in-online-reputation-management/

Article: Why your Company's Online Reputation Matters
Date: December 18th, 2019
Publication: Entrepreneur.com
Web address: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/343983

Article: Negative Press is Inevitable for Modern CEOs – And that's not a bad thing.
Date: October 26th, 2019
Publication: CEOWorld.in
Web address: https://ceoworld.biz/2019/10/26/negative-press-is-inevitable-for-modern-ceos-and-thats-not-a-bad-thing/

Article: How to Manage Fake Reviews on Google, Facebook and Glassdoor
Date: September 10th, 2019
Publication: The Manifest
Web address: https://themanifest.com/business-services/how-manage-fake-reviews-google-facebook-glassdoor

Article: Reverse SEO for Law Firms: How to Protect Yourself and Your Clients Against Negative Content
Date: July 28th, 2019
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/reverse-seo-for-law-firms-how-to-protect-yourself-and-your-clients-against-negative-content/

Article: Online Reputation and Why its Important
Date: July 21st, 2019
Publication: Business.com
Web address: https://www.business.com/articles/what-is-online-reputation-management/

Article: SEO vs. ORM — What is the difference? Blue Ocean Global Tech
Date: May 18th, 2019
Publication: Medium
Web address: https://medium.com/@SameerSomal/seo-vs-orm-what-is-the-difference-blue-ocean-global-tech-5eaacb401de4

Article: 6 Tips for Increasing Positive Online Reviews
Date: March 15th, 2019
Publication: Clutch
Web address: https://clutch.co/bpo/resources/6-tips-increasing-positive-online-reviews

Article: How to Improve or Restore your Online Reputation
Date: August 16th, 2018
Publication: Social Media Examiner
Web address: https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/improve-restore-online-reputation/

Article: Online Reputation Management: A Guide for Social Media Marketers
Date: June 14th, 2018
Publication: Social Media Examiner
Web address: https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/online-reputation-management-guide-for-social-media-marketers/

Article: The Importance of Online Reputation Management for Legal Professionals
Date: May 1st,2018
Publication: Daily Journal
Web address: https://www.dailyjournal.com/articles/347395-the-importance-of-online-reputation-management-orm-for-legal-professionals?platform=hootsuite

Article: 7 Steps to Successful Live Chat Implementation
Date: April 19th, 2018
Publication: Hub Spot
Web address: https://blog.hubspot.com/service/live-chat-implementation

Article: A dedication to Internet Defamation Issues
Date: April 15th, 2018
Publication: Iris
Web address: https://www.iris.xyz/fintech/a-dedication-to-internet-defamation-issues/

Article: Rank Higher on Google with These 7 SEO Trends
Date: April 3rd,2018
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://www.blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/rank-higher-on-google-with-these-7-seo-trends/

Article: The Importance of Online Reputation Management for Legal Professionals
Date: March 26th,2018
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://www.blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/the-importance-of-online-reputation-management-orm-for-legal-professionals/

Article: Digital Reputation Management 101
Date: March 7th, 2018
Publication: CFA Institute Blog
Web address: https://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2018/03/07/digital-reputation-management-101/

Article: 7 proactive steps to safeguard your online reputation
Date: Dec 14th,2017
Publication: Ragan.com
Web address: https://www.ragan.com/7-proactive-steps-to-safeguard-your-online-reputation/

Article: Case Study: Why Efficient Online Reputation Repair Involves More Than Content Suppression
Date:
Publication: Experts.com
Web address: https://www.experts.com/articles/why-efficient-online-reputation-repair-involves-more-than-content-suppression-by-sameer-somal

Article: How Do I Restore My Reputation After Receiving a Negative Review
Date: April 19th, 2016
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://www.blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/how-do-i-restore-my-reputation-after-receiving-a-negative-review/

Article: Protect Your Online Business Reputation: Best Reputation Management Tips (part 2)
Date: March 19th, 2016
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://www.blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/protect-your-online-business-reputation-best-reputation-management-tips-part-2/

Article: Protect Your Online Business Reputation: Best Reputation Management Tips (Part 1)
Date: February 19th, 2016
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://www.blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/protect-your-online-business-reputation-best-reputation-management-tips-part-1/

Article: How to Protect your Online Reputation and Reduce Negative Reviews
Date: January 19th, 2016
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://www.blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/how-to-protect-your-online-reputation-and-reduce-negative-reviews/

Article: Which One is Better? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or Pay Per Click (PPC)?
Date: November 21st, 2014
Publication: Blue Ocean Global Technology
Web address: https://www.blueoceanglobaltech.com/blog/which-one-is-better-search-engine-optimization-seo-or-pay-per-click-ppc/

Article: 10 Must Have Social Media Marketing Tips for Business
Date:
Publication: A- Speakers
Web address: https://www.a-speakers.com/speakers/sameer-somal-keynote-speaker/

Article: The Importance of Online Reputation Management (ORM) for Legal Professionals
Date:
Publication: Tasa Net
Web address: https://www.tasanet.com/Knowledge-Center/Articles/ArtMID/477/ArticleID/1251560/The-Importance-of-Online-Reputation-Management-ORM-for-Legal-Professionals


Professional References

Specific references generously provided based on type of client engagement. Feel free to Google "Blue Ocean Global Technology" for company references and visit my LinkedIn profile page (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sameersomal/) for additional client and character references. You can also visit: https://sameersomal.com/


Education

CFA Institute, CFP Board, CAIA Association, Georgetown University


Articles Published by Blue Ocean Global Technology

 Reverse SEO for Law Firms: How to Protect Yourself and Your Clients Against Negative Content

More than two-thirds of clients are willing to travel farther to reach an attorney that has a solid online reputation with excellent reviews and ratings, instead of visiting a lawyer closer to their home and more convenient to reach, but who has a poor online reputation.

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 Your Online Reputation: 7 Things CEOs Must Know

Why does your online reputation matter? Just as most people Google the name of a company prior to doing business with it, the same is done for the individuals we do business with.

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Videos Provided by Blue Ocean Global Technology

Digital Transformation Keynote Speaker

Sameer is passionate about speaking. He views presenting as a precious opportunity to educate and foster new friendships. Blue Ocean Global Technology serve clients in 40+ countries. The practical knowledge afforded from this experience underpins both the content offered and favorable feedback consistently received from by attendees.

In this video, Sameer shares how he plans his engagements and customizes each one for audience demographics. Where possible, he works collaboratively with organizers to engage audiences in advance of a session. Sameer’s keynotes are informative, entertaining and purposeful. His goal is to leave an audience with perspective, inspiration, and actionable takeaway to apply to their own personal and professional lives.

How to Remove Personal Information from the Internet Remove Digital Footprints

How to Remove Personal Information from the Internet?

Because so much of our lives are online, removing information from the internet is more important than ever. There are so many reasons why people approach Blue Ocean Global Technology to have content taken down or supressed. It could be as simple as a past legal case that is resolved, but the court documents are still out there several years later. People value their privacy, which we respect. They don’t want sensitive information about themselves, their business or family made available to the public. We specialize in both complex and simple situations. We are here to help you. We understand that it can be incredibly frustrating when you discover content, articles, videos and websites that feature private or erroneous information about you posted without your permission. Blue Ocean Global Technology is here to listen, educate you on your options, and move forward with a solution that addresses the problem.

Internet Defamation: Remove Harmful Erroneous and Unwanted Content Online

When someone reads that I am a subject matter expert witness on Internet Defamation, and they are not an attorney or the victim their first question is usually: What is Internet Defamation?. Defamation is defined as an unprivileged false statement of fact which tends to harm the reputation of a person or company. Defamation results from a published statement.
Traditional defamation claims came from newspaper articles and through conversation. Today, the vast majority of defamation cases result from digital communication on the internet.

Regretfully, people are realizing that the internet allows anyone to speak their mind, manipulate the facts or even spread lies. The emergence of social media, video communication, and review websites creates a new era of internet defamation dangers and issues. Cyberattacks and negative content online can have catastrophic consequences for both individuals and businesses. When harmful and unwanted content is posted anonymously, perpetrators must be identified immediately to control the reputational damage.If you or someone you know has had their reputation harmed because of information on the internet you now have options. As trusted internet defamation experts, we are here to help you, your family, your friends or your company restore trust and reestablish your reputation.

Online Business: Reputations Are Everything

Internet users have grown by 82% or almost 1.7 billion people since January 2012. That translates to almost 1 million new users each day or more than 10 new users every second.
“Identity will be the most valuable commodity for citizens in the future, and it will exist primarily online.” — Eric Schmidt According to Statista, as of April 2018, over 4 billion people were active internet users and of these 3.3 billion were social media users. Our migration to the internet poses a host of new global opportunities and dangers. Several years ago I read The New Digital Age, by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, who traveled to thirty-five countries including some of the world’s most volatile regions and met with political leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists to learn firsthand about the challenges they face. How will technology change the way we approach marketing, privacy, sales, relationships, security, and of course reputation? Reputations are everything. Many of the opportunities presented to us come based on our reputations. Yet reputation is an intangible, ambiguous, and complex concept.Businesses grow and succeed through their reputations. A digital presence and online communication strategy are not just part of a company’s reputation, they form the firm’s foundation, the most critical component to its survival and growth.

What Are Reputations Worth?

In this video, CEO Sameer Somal (https://sameersomal.com/) shares the importance of Online Reputation Management (ORM) for businesses and brands.

As reputation experts, we are asked one question every day. What are reputations worth?

Compared with traditional brand marketing, digital reputation management is a new frontier where applicable guidance and proven research are in limited supply. Your success is now more dependent than ever on what is said and not said on the internet. Brands accounted for more than 30% of the S&P 500 stock market value, according to The Economist. That is consensus amongst corporate CEOs. 60% of Chief Executives surveyed by the World Economic Forum and public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard, said they believed corporate brand and reputation represented more than 40% of their company’s market capitalization.The most agile executives and companies are listening closer, making better resource allocations and investing in stronger relationships with reputation experts. Better reputations will not guarantee growth but they will certainly expand the opportunities for achieving it.

So, What is your Reputation worth? Everything.

What Is Internet Defamation?

The emergence of social media, video communication, and review websites creates a new era of internet defamation dangers and issues. To explore all appropriate options before determining the best course of action, Blue Ocean Global Technology reviews each case confidentially with our trusted network of public relations, legal, digital marketing, and law enforcement partners. Solutions often include a combination of content removal, court ordered injunctions, link suppression, cease & desist correspondence, and compensation lawsuits.


The internet creates opportunities for anyone to publish or express their opinion without any filter or verification of facts. This redefines the law of Defamation. As online reputation experts, we understand the legal nuances of internet defamation, libel and slander. Libel claims refer to written defamation often through a review, blog, comment, website, or published article. Defamation spoken through a video or audio file is considered slander. Courts have established precedence for how they handle off-line and online defamation. We educate attorneys regularly through our continuing legal education programs. We help law firms quantify the damages when filing a defamation suit. We also respond to existing internet defamation cases when their client is the defendant. At Blue Ocean Global Technology, we review each case confidentially with our trusted network of public relations, legal, digital marketing, and law enforcement partners. It is critical that you explore all appropriate and immediate options before determining the best course of action. Solutions often include a combination of content removal, court ordered injunctions, link suppression, cease & desist correspondence, and compensation lawsuits. If you, your family member, friend or your business is the victim of internet defamation. We are your trusted resource for making the most informed decisions and implementing a solution.

What is Online Reputation Management (ORM)?

Over the past decade, our lives have moved online. Whether its Google Maps, Facebook, Amazon, Yelp, Uber, we are increasingly dependent on the internet and our smartphones. Businesses and their customers have also moved online. This makes your online reputation more important than ever. This also begs the question, What is Online Reputation Management? ORM is the process of building, monitoring, and repairing the digital content that appears when you or your company is searched on the internet. Essentially, how do you ensure that the trust, positive energy and relationship capital you have with your clients and friends in real life is represented accurately online. The emergence of social media allows negative content and, even false information to be shared easily and circulated amongst large numbers of internet users. This could be an offensive comment on your Facebook company page, a fake or negative Google review, or a past legal issue.

86% of people would pay more for services from a company with higher ratings and reviews. The confidence of existing and future clients depends on your positive press and digital presence. Reputations are everything.

Why Is Your Online Reputation Important?

Consumers value interacting with businesses and service providers with positive online reputation. The internet is now our default source for qualified research. When we are recommended a new doctor, we search online. When we see a commercial on tv for something we want to buy, we jump to amazon to check the purchase feedback and ratings. 92% of North American consumers regularly read online reviews to learn about a business. Organizations that value and emphasize reputation management tend to experience higher client satisfaction and stronger growth. Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, found that 95% of the CEOs surveyed believe that corporate reputation plays an important or very important role in the achievement of business objectives. But only 19% of these same executives had a formal system for measuring the value of that reputation. This is a common challenge for business owners and professionals. Sometimes We know exactly what we need to do in order to be successful. Surprisingly most of us struggle to take action, make changes and implement. Proactive reputation management can protect organizations from unwelcome content and restore online brand equity. By actively monitoring your brand and reputation, you can prevent adverse news and negative commentary from influencing the decisions of potential customers and business partners.


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