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Google’s core product, web search, simply indexes pages on the web and makes them available to searchers. Since Google doesn’t control the information on those pages, they will generally only remove them from their index if the site owner removes the pages from the site or uses standard methods of blocking the content from search engines. Exceptions to this exist, as described later in this article.
Generally, you’ll need to first remove the information from the web (or work with the site owner to get it removed) and then ask Google to remove it. Read on to learn how this works too.
Google makes information available from more than web pages though. And different methods exist for requesting removal, depending on the type of content.
Content Removal put simply is the drafting and submission of applications to the relevant third-party/host/ISP of the content in question i.e. Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Instagram ect.
We place these on your behalf to eventuate the removal of the content.
Use our online reputation management services to successfully tackle existing problems with online content as well as monitor future issues that may arise.
We treat negative search results, images, videos, impersonation, hacked accounts, social media issues, cyber abuse, defamation, website takedowns as well as copyright and trademark infringement.
Google and Negative Article Removal
When you wonder as to how to remove negative articles from Google, we are at your disposal. Google is one of the most influential and popular searches, but it can also be the most comprehensive forum for the negative aspects like defaming content, pornographic and obscene material and even information that is violating the Copyrights.
Allow us to implement our proven content removal process into your business, and watch your marketing budget go further.
Ideally, private information about you won’t show up in Google at all. To ensure this, keep in mind that anything you put online, including reviews, photos on sites like Flickr, posts on discussion forums, and anything on social networks, could end up in Google.
If you’re on social network such as Facebook or MySpace, you can generally customize your profile settings to keep the information private.
With Facebook, for instance, go to “Account > Privacy Settings.” You can then customize the settings from different aspects of your account, such as photos of you and your address. “Friends only” keeps them from being indexed by search engines. You can set the “basic directory information” to friends only as well, which keeps things such as your workplace and home town private. You can even keep your Facebook profile from showing up entirely in search engines by deselecting the “Enable public search” checkbox under “Privacy Settings > Applications and Websites > Public Search > Edit Settings.”
See the help information of each social network for details on how to do this.
We are experts at removing false, defamatory, illegal content from an array of platforms including search engines, social media, websites & forums worldwide.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your private information ends up online. So, what if you find that a site you don’t own has content that you want removed? Except in rare situations, you can’t just ask Google to remove the content. Google indexes the web as it appears.
The first step is to contact the site owner and ask that the content be removed from the page or the page be removed from the web site or blocked from search engines. Once you have done this, Google will recrawl the page automatically as part of the normal indexing process and the content will no longer appear in search results once this happens. However, if you would like to speed up this process (as it can take some time for Google to recrawl the page), you can specifically request that Google remove the content from their index.
Remember, you can only make this request once the content no longer exists on the web.
To speed up the removal process:
Access Google’s public removal tool
Choose “New removal request”
Enter the URL of the page you’d like removed from Google.
Then do one of the following:
If the site owner removed the page or blocked it from search engines, choose “Webmaster has already blocked the page” and select the checkbox that “says the page returns a 404/410, or has been blocked by robots.txt or a noindex meta tag:”
Google will check to ensure that the page no longer exists or is blocked and then remove it from search results.
If the site owner has modified the page so that it no longer includes your personal information, choose “Content has already been removed from the page.” Then enter a term that has been removed from the page:
Note that these terms not only have to be terms that were removed from the page, but they can’t appear elsewhere on the page. Google will check the page to see that the term longer exists on the page and then will remove their copy of the page in the index (called the cache) until they recrawl the page and update their index with the modified content).
We consult to businesses on how they can best protect themselves in an ever changing online enviroment. Especially when unforeseen problems arise.
Your online reputation is key to your success. With our key focus of removing content that can cost business and harm sales, we are best placed to help with your reputation management needs.
We have specialised systems that have been developed to monitor the internet and report back content that many harm your brand. Once harmful content is located you are notified immediately.
Let Me Tell You How We Can Help You:
Listen very carefully…
As you read this message, it’s very likely there is content that’s rapidly spreading across the internet like an aggressive form of cancer and KILLING your personal brand, reputation, business and sales faster than you could ever imagine possible.
Me and my team know exactly what to do to quickly help you. If you’re interested, then you should seriously consider getting in touch. But, before you do, you should know the following:
Firstly, getting rid of content takes time. There is simply no way that I (or anyone else worth their salt) can give you a specific or guaranteed time period in which the content will be removed.
Why? Simply because we have to liaise with third parties and there is no way to control how or when they will act.
Secondly, me and my team of highly trained experts are constantly working around the clock… and… time is money. So, hiring us doesn’t come cheap.
Thirdly, we won’t take on just any project. We freely admit if we can’t remove something. That’s why we only work on cases we are sure we can be successful with.
Would you like my help? If so…
What can you do if you contact the site owner but can’t get the content removed from the site or you can’t contact the site owner at all?
Unfortunately, in most cases, there’s not much you can do. However, for certain types of content, you can contact Google for further help getting it removed. The special cases are when the information is:
A social security number of government ID number
A bank account or credit card number
An image of a handwritten signature
A name or business that appears as part of adult content spam
Simply follow the instructions contained in the links above.
When Negative Information About You Appears In Google Results
What if you own a business and someone posts a negative comment on a review site that you don’t agree with? Or someone writes an article about you that shows you in a bad light? In situations like that, you generally can’t get the site owner to remove the content and as described above, you can’t ask Google to remove the information from their index.
One thing you should probably not do is post additional information that could just add more negative search results for your name. Google has published a blog post with tips on how to manage your reputation online that may be useful in a situation like this.
Here’s What You Must Do Right Now:
Simply fill out the contact form below with your full name, primary email address, telephone number, a brief message describing what the problem is and where the content you want removed is located.
Once you’ve done this, press the ‘SUBMIT’ button.
Me and my team of experts will then look into your inquiry and respond to you in 24 hours to discuss what can be done, the best course of action and how much it will cost.
Rest assured that when you talk to us on the phone, you’ll be talking to an expert who KNOWS how to successfully remove the most aggressive forms of content!
That’s all there is to it.
Get in touch right now while it’s still fresh in your mind.