Do you need to immediately remove this negative content, no questions asked?
Of course that would be ideal, and while it is possible to get content removed, it takes time , it’s a process , there are some risks , aggressive procedures and issues associated with removing negative information from the Internet :
What are the scenarios ? The owner refuses to take it down. Unless you own the content and control the site it may be a very expensive and arduous process to get the owner to take down the content.
Of course if you explain to him in an extremely aggressive way that you are going to sue him , his family , his partners , his business and his website , for a few million dollars , there is a good chance that they will immediately remove the negative article of post .
This is exactly what Webcide.com is doing .
Let's now assume that "The owner refuses to take it down… and decides to make the situation worse for you" Depending on the particular circumstances regarding your negative results, if you are dealing with somebody who has it out for you, there is always the chance that this person will choose to make it worse for you by becoming even more active and retaliate against you online.
In this case , instead of trying to persuade him to remove the negative information he published , Webcide.com immediately will start extensive legal procedures against them .
We start also a massive negative public relation campaign against the owners of the website that refuse to remove the negative webpage .
We have multiple removal solutions , All of them are extremely aggressive , but legal . We believe in being brutal with people who publish negative articles , posts or fake reviews and then refuse to take them down . We have almost a 100% success rate in removing bad press from the internet .
Know what’s out there about you. You might find curious things such as something from the past that you forgot about and which you can easily delete.
The goal here isn’t to remove information, but to strategically add new details and put them on top. But if you can do that, go ahead.
That will help you fix your online reputation big time.
To fix your online reputation, start sharing the things about yourself, life and career, than you want to be heard. No one will do it for you.
Reputation management companies such as ours use a variety of strategies that combine SEO, public relations and crisis management to bury negative content in your search results.
While anyone can use these techniques, they often require resources far beyond what an individual (or even many firms) can deliver on their own.
Our strategies are built and executed in-house and at enterprise scale to maximize results and minimize time to delivery time.
That happens on social media, on your own site and blog, on YouTube by making videos, or anywhere else you need to be taking action to get noticed. All that becomes part of your reputation and how you’re perceived.
The next stage of the reputation repair process is to keep monitoring. Some simple ways to do that are to build the habit of googling yourself weekly, or even set Google Alerts to do that for you and give you notifications.
The chance to fix your online reputation is in your hands. What will you do first to improve your online presence?
How to repair your online reputation
Identify the root cause of the reputation problem
Sometimes a negative search result is the tip of the iceberg. Try to find and address the underlying issue.
Repair negative content at the source
Articles are often syndicated, so you’ll need to find and correct the issue on the original content.
Remove negative search results from Google
If you successfully correct the issue or remove the content, then you can submit a content removal request to Google.
Strengthen your online presence with positive content
Publish plenty of positive content about yourself to build a firewall around your online reputation.
Push down negative content that you can’t remove
Claim and optimize your social profiles, develop a blog and launch a personal website to force negative results off of page one.
Earn positive reviews
Earn and amplify customer reviews to offset complaints and push them down in your search results.
If you’re a rare case with an online reputation problem that won’t stay six feet under, professional help might be the only solution. That’s true in cases in which your profile is dominated by unflattering news stories, bad client reviews, details of a lawsuit or negative Web sites targeting you (if your name is in the URL, such sites will rank especially high on Google).
But remember that a reputation-management firm can’t force your local newspaper to delete a negative story or an angry former client to kill a bad review. (A recent high-profile case in Europe that allows citizens to petition search engines to remove some data does not apply to Americans.) A pro can bury negative posts faster and deeper than you can, however. The reputation company might create third-party search-engine-optimized sites that link to each other to push positive content up and negative results down. It can help you build your own Web site and update professional profiles while tracking your name online.
Check out Google’s removal policies for more information about what kinds of content they will remove.
It’s important to remember though that even if Google removes content from listings, you may still need to contact the site’s webmaster to remove the content from their site. Just because information doesn’t show up in Google results doesn’t mean that it no longer exists on the Internet.
Search engine optimization (SEO), helps your company rank higher in search results for keywords and phrases related to your business.
In order to rank for those keywords though, you have to create beneficial content for your users that targets those keywords. It’s even more important to create this content if you’ve recently experienced a bad review.
The more informative and beneficial content you create, the more you’ll be able to push negative information about your business further down in search rankings.
This is important since 75% of searchers don’t look past the first page of search results — which means that once your bad review makes it to page two of results, you can breathe a sigh of relief.
Search engines love fresh, quality content. If you don’t already have a blog on your site, that’s a great place to start. You can post valuable information about your company that you want people to see.
With SEO, you can help to boost positive content about your business in search engines like Google, while burying negative information further down the search engine results.
It’s a good idea to take screengrabs of your search results in Google and Bing for the first few pages of results right before you do anything, then compare with new screenshots periodically afterwards.
Be aware that you may be making progress without seeing it! Search engines personalize and change the order of search results based upon a number of factors, such as your location and search history. Thus, you must attempt to get an objective view of how others may see search results containing your name.
Many browsers have a private browsing feature which sidesteps personalization somewhat. If you use Firefox, CTRL+Shift+P will open a private browsing window; for Google Chrome users, CTRL+Shift+N opens an “incognito” window. Use these private browsing windows to check your progress.
I should also warn you that the searches you yourself conduct may affect your search results reputation, too, because Google may use number of searches, revised searches, and click-throughs to listings in search results as yet more ranking factors.
In other words, if you search for your name and click on a negative item a lot, you may be reinforcing and expanding its ranking power. If you need to keep tabs on the content of a negative page, I suggest that you click through to the page once, copy the URL, and then just navigate directly to that URL thereafter. This will allow you to avoid clicking on it in the search results.
Similarly, you should avoid searching for you name and combining the keyword with negative-sounding terms (ex: “John Smith, Jerk” or “Acme Products Scam”). If you search with your name too often in combination with a negative term, the entire phrase can start appearing as an Autocomplete term or a Related Searches term.
Whatever you do, don’t despair! Reputation repair on your name is not a fun prospect. However, using these basic steps, you should reasonably expect to get a few more positive assets to begin appearing on the first page of search engine results, where they may begin to push down the negative content. Even moving a negative item down one row in the search results page can equate to a 15% reduction in visibility — or more!