Quoted in The New York Times

Quoted in The New York Times

I was asked by The New York Times to provide my opinion on how an online dating site was effectively using surveys and user-data to improve its reputation and attract new users.

Here’s what I told the NYT:

The blog reports could help to build trust and add legitimacy to the site’s matchmaking approach, said Andy Beal, an online marketing expert and co-author of “Radically Transparent.”

“There is an underlying psychological benefit to publishing statistics that resonate with your target audience,” Mr. Beal said. “People will start to think that this is a site where others like them are hanging out, and they should join it instead of one of its competitors.”

ByAndy Beal

Andy Beal is The Original Online Reputation Expert™. A bestselling author of two critically-acclaimed reputation management books, a keynote speaker at dozens of events, and brand consultant experience with thousands of individuals and companies.