Being online is a great way to sell your expertise, products and services. It can also leave you open to criticism that other people post. Now, most of us do not have a problem with customers complaining about our services. I know I don't. But there are others who could cause a problem: former employees, jealous competition and even ex-husbands and wives. There is no way to really stop someone from posting bad things about you online, whether it be a blog post or comment on Facebook. And once it's on there, it's nearly impossible to get off.

That's why the term 'virtual real estate' is important. Virtual Real Estate are all the places online where you have a presence. Blogs, social networking profiles, press releases, local search results, videos on YouTube and product or book reviews are just a small part of the websites that can mention your name. By building as many of these resources as you can, not only will you be found easier by people searching for you and driving traffic to your websites, but you can 'knock down' the sites in the search engine results that may not be so friendly.

Most people do not think that their social profiles and videos may be keeping bad sites from surfacing to the top of the search results, but they can. Anywhere you can put your name or the name of your business on the web is Virtual Real Estate that is sorely needed. And you don't have to wait until bad press gets out there. You can start today by building your real estate ahead of time, to make it more difficult for bad press to rise to the surface.

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Alka Dalal is an experienced internet marketer and fine artist that has been speaking to audiences for over 25 years about ways to increase their businesses.

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Alka Dalal, MA. , MS., (NYU and Rutgers University) with many years of corporate experience, founded i-Speak Consulting to enable individuals to take a pro-active approach in being effective communicators in the workplace. She has enjoyed success with different careers, family life and business. She is thrilled to share the stories of her struggles and triumphs in spite of adversities with others, to help them build their dreams and succeed in their own ways and finding their own creativity.She draws upon her vast experience to provide valuable tips on how to succeed in today’s economy using great tool called Internet Marketing.