Online Reputation Management Services

And Why It Matters to Your Business

The Internet is the new first impression. People don’t ask for references anymore, they search Google. Negative search results damage your life and business in the click of a mouse. Nearly as important, having no reputation drives clients to competitors. You CAN change your search results.

Online reputation management controls everything about you or your business online, including websites, blog posts, social media, and images. A good reputation shows that you are an expert in your field, and this means business–resulting in more site traffic and more sales.

Online Reputation Repair

The best repair approach is to create excellent, engaging but targeted content, focused on your client’s needs.

Online Reputation Building Social Media Build and More

Social media is the main focus here, but content creation and search engine optimization all are used to build an excellent online presence to help drive traffic and generate sales.

Online Reputation Monitor

Knowing what is being said about you is the first step. If something negative appears, its crucial to respond immediately and build a positive reputation.

Customized approach, helping professionals and companies build, boost and repair their online reputation

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Online Reputation Management Repair

Building Good content suppresses the negative


While it might be possible to remove negative links, images and content, usually the best approach is to inundate the internet with targeted, effective and well formulated content, which includes blog posts, images, and video.

The key is developing a customized, hands-on approach, which includes researching and creating the best content, and most importantly, knowing where to share it. The benefits include protecting your name and brand, controlling your business identity, and providing the best image of your company.  There are no shortcuts–just hard work, and well crafted content.

Actual Before

Online reputation management before

Actual After

Online reputation management after

This is a case study from an actual client. Here, searching for this professional who ran a small practice, four negative links showed up on the top of a Google search for his business name. We were able to analyze the issue, and create a customized content and social media solution. The result was the negative issue was pushed off the first two pages, replaced with good information that we generated.

How Do We Repair Your Online Reputation?


Key Search Terms


Search Engine Optimization


Social Media


Content Creation

Repair Services


negative, misleading, inaccurate and damaging content, from sites such as and Fake LinkedIn Accounts and others if possible.


damaging content such as lies, rumors, or other hurtful material from showing up in your search results.

Push down

harmful reviews or anonymous posts from troublesome sites such as RipOffReport or other review sites.


bad press, news reports, blog posts or published articles.


great news about you, showing that you are an expert in your field.


positive information that reflects your true image, including both visual and written content.

The best approach is to create effective but targeted content

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Online Reputation Building: Social Media, Brand Building and Boosting

Social Media and More

Online reputation management brand building is social media–and more. It drives traffic to your site, moves you to the top of Google search results—above your competitors–and prevents your reputation from being ruined. Most importantly, brand building gets you visible, and gets you clients.

While it starts with social media, we also use image/text content creation and search engine optimization to build your online presence and develop your brand. We focus on ways to engage with your target audience to show you as the expert in your field.

Online Reputation Management Brand Building

Online Reputation Management Brand Building Case Study

This is a case study from an actual client. The financial consulting business had little online presence, and because it did not show up on the first page of Google search, it was losing business to a competitor. We developed a customized solution which included the development of key social media platforms (such as Pinterest), and targeted content, to draw industry leaders as followers. The result was a huge increase in web site traffic, increased online visibility and more business.

Social Media Online Brand Building Services


your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo profiles.


which social media platforms are best for you and your business, and grow connections with other industry leaders.

Individual tutorial

on how to best use social media and build your online brand.


engaging image or text based content that relates to your clients.


effective and targeted blog posts, articles, whitepapers, presentations and other content


blog solutions, and optimize your platforms to get found by search engines

Social media and reputation brand building shows you are an industry leader

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Online Reputation Management Testimonials and Case Studies

Our clients speak for themselves


Steven does whatever is necessary to shadow negative reviews. He consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done, and is very goal-oriented in his approach. We are happy with how far down our negative reviews have moved down. He has essentially wiped our negative reviews off the map. Thanks, Steven!

E. G., New York, NY Medical Professional.

I had a bad online reputation. I worked with another company and they did NOTHING. This was a frustrating waste of money. Recover Reputation and Steven listened from the start and worked with me to immediately solve the negative posting. This time, it worked.

A. B., Chicago, Financial Industry.

I spent a lot of money creating a web site, but no one came! Steven sat down with me and came up with a plan that worked. After a few months, I was seeing double the visits. He also had the idea to add videos, which is something I never would have thought of, and this got me to the first page of Google.

A. G., Miami, Jewelry.

Steven met me to really understand what I was looking for, and after creating a game plan he helped promote all the positive things of my creative business. I highly, highly recommend Steven to ANYONE looking for help.

A. R., New York, Art Gallery Professional.

My business was ruined. Someone–I’m sure it was an ex-employee–started an online smear campaign forcing me to close the businesses. I discovered Recover Reputation and got my business back–and it was cheaper than the large companies.

L.S., New York, Real Estate Broker.

A business deal went bad because a competitor posted negative information on a blog site purposely, destroying my online reputation. I contacted Recover Reputation, and they helped save my life.

M. T., New York, Law Professional.

Case Studies



For one client with a business worth several million dollars, an art gallery partnership dissolved un-amicably, resulting in bad press put out by the other director who was looking for revenge and to elicit pain and suffering. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon. When conducting a Google search, three negative links showed up, including one right at the top, by well respected industry sites. This was very damaging since it’s the first thing potential collectors see, and the more people click on it, the more likely it will remain prominent.

As a result, his income slid to nearly zero because he couldn’t move forward with his career–not in the art world nor in anything else.


After the repair treatment, however, he was able to find a new position, this time with a major auction house at a high salary.



In this case, a financial fund manager earning in the six figures gained a poor reputation due to a disgruntled–and unethical–competitor who purposefully ruined her web presence by posting damaging blog posts to gain a competitive advantage. Although legal actions were taken, it’s very hard to prove the real origin of the negative comments.

Her online reputation was damaged, and the business ultimately failed. She tried to join another business but was unable to find work because the first thing headhunters do is conduct a Google search.


After the repair process, though, she not only found work back in the financial sector partnering with another fund manager, but she also increased her income because her new online reputation showed her as a highly visible and trustworthy advisor.


About Us

personal and customized reputation management and brand building


Recover Reputation is a boutique consultancy at the forefront of repairing, improving and protecting the online reputations of my clients. I specialize in and have direct experience with professionals in law, finance, television, photography, art, as well as CEOs, small to medium size companies and individuals.

My reputation is built on scrupulous honesty , working hard, and flexible pricing.

About Me

With an MFA from Yale University and an MA from New York University in Interactive Communications, I have 20 years experience connecting people through technology, and have gained direct experience in finance, law, television, and the arts. I started Recover Reputation because of the need to build my own online presence and saw the value in repairing online reputations for others.

Previously, I ran my own social media and SEO business working with small businesses in the creative and marketing fields (photography, fashion/beauty, etc.). Before that, I ran Lifetime Television’s internal communication site and other applications, connecting over 500 users across the country. At Lehman Brothers I was a consultant where I redesigned their sites to be more user friendly for the 10,000 employees. Working at Citibank, Thompson Financial, NatWest Bank, Ernst and Young, I gained extensive financial and law-related experience. Besides business and technology, I also have a background in the arts, and have worked directly with art galleries, museum curators, and art collectors (and am a collector myself).

About Recover Reputation

Extremely high success

rate with over 90% of the projects successfully completed.

Customized, boutique

approach with individualized attention to each client.

Nimble and can adapt quickly

to frequent industry changes, unlike large firms.

Discreet, professional, honest

never takes a project that believes cannot be successfully completed.

Works only

with six select clients or less at a time.

Always work with owner

and founder directly.

Interviewed By the New York Times, WGN/Tribune Media

New York Times interviews online reputation management firm Recover Reputation's Steven W. Giovinco
Recover Reputation's Steven W. Giovinco Interviewed on WGN, discussing online reputation management

The typical successful project uses:

Social Media Content Created

Total hours

Social Media or Blogging Platforms

Blogs, images created

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does online reputation management and repair take?

Each reputation repair or brand building project is different and unique. Most projects average about six months to complete, although it could be a little less or more. In most cases, you can start to see an impact within a month.

How much does it cost?

Costs range depending on the severity of the issue, the urgency as well as other factors, and the return on investment (ROI) is very high. Since each project is completely customized, prices range from $500 to $30,000 for completion, with most falling somewhere in between. We offer prices that are competitive to the big companies. Since we are small, you pay for our work, not our overhead. We are also flexible with pricing arrangements and billing too, offering flat fee projects in one or two payments or upfront payments with a monthly maintenance.

Why does it take so long?

Repairing your online reputation is complex and requires analysis, site set up and time to take effect. For example, Google does not rank recently made sites highly, so it can take months for changes to be found properly by Google. Also, it takes months to create a genuine and trustworthy online presence where sites link back to you or treat you as an industry leader. Generally, an average project takes about six months to complete.

What can I do if someone posts negative comments?

You might not be able to stop the attacks, especially if they’re anonymous. In fact, you might not want to: if they dont show up on the first page of your search results, it might be best to leave it alone; attempting to contact the poster could cause them to add additional negative posts.There are steps you can take steps to limit the potential reputation damage they could cause, however. For example, maintaining an active presence on websites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube can help give you a layer of protection from online attacks and also give you the tools to promote positive, truthful information about you and your business.

Can Recover Reputation make the negative results disappear forever?

Sometimes we can completely remove negative posts, especially if it includes personal information such as social security numbers, bank accounts, and your home address, for example. However, the best plan is to proliferate positive information to suppress the negative results.

Can you stop slander on social networking sites?

The Internet has made it easy for people–including competitors–to share opinions, and sometimes these opinions are slanderous or harmful. On many of these sites, if the comments violate the terms of service you can report the post as abuse at Facebook and YouTube. We also advise customers to engage in an online reputation management service to take control of your online reputation. Being proactive and creating a positive profile helps prevent future negative content from appearing online. Engaging with a lawyer to take legal action, however, is very costly and might not be effective.

What is online brand building?

Google has recently changed its algorithm so just search engine optimization is not enough to get your site visible. Online brand building includes SEO as well as social media and content creation, such as article writing and blogging and is the post effective way to generate traffic that lead to sales.

Will my documents remain confidential?

All documents are strictly confidential and your private information remains will always remain that way. Since you only work with Steven W. Giovinco, owner and founder, no one else will ever see your private information.

Who are some of your current clients?

Since Recover Reputation is founded on protecting the privacy of our individuals and businesses, we will never disclose the names of our clients for confidentiality purposes, unless specifically instructed to do so. If you are interested in learning about the details of how we can help, please call our New York office and speak to Steven at 347-421-7598 and we will be more than happy to assist.

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The benefit of building a positive reputation can generate $32,000 or more in sales. The loss can be thirty customers or $30,000 for each negative review. The loss over the lifetime to the business can be $60,000 or more.

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New York Times interviews online reputation management firm Recover Reputation's Steven W. Giovinco
Recover Reputation's Steven W. Giovinco Interviewed on WGN, discussing online reputation management

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