Do you have court judgements visible on Google? People that are googling you are able to read every single information that concerns your court cases!
Bankruptcy records for example , are available online, and the bad news is that they will remain online forever,long after you pass away.
All the court filings are regarded as ‘public records’ so that they must remain available to the wide public. But the problem is that nobody really understands that this kind of information can be lethal for your business and personal name.
Nobody wants to deal with people that have been indicted or charged in court and the worst thing is that usually all those trials are reported on the online media news and therefore your court judgments have the potential to become negative articles about you.
The Internet Defamation lawyers of Webcide.com can aggressively fight websites that are listing your court records, and can remove from Google all types of court and arrest records, court judgements, court charges and indictments.
There are different available solutions for taking down this information, in a permanent way, from all search engines.
Reviews and content are par for the course on the internet today. You go someplace to eat and spread information about how great or bad the restaurant is. Or you go for a movie and have a strong reaction to the service they provide there, which motivates you to write a review and inform others.
A sudden crisis can rip up all of your good work and throw you into a massive reputation hole.
It could be related to where you’ve been spent your last week, what you’ve done at a party, something you posted on social media… and so on. Maybe there is a local news article that is damaging your character and harming your image.
Your followers and loved ones always want to know everything about you and about your routine. So this is the time to be cautious about your online image and your brand reputation. Don’t think that your online reputation is a given. There are no givens in this digital world. If something bad happens and you find yourself looking bad in Google search results… What can you do?
This culture to share information is further incentivized with applications like trip advisor, yelp, or even craigslist, where you leave reviews for services or products. But the prime location for these reviews is, of course, Google.
Negative news items and blogs appearing on Google’s first page search results can have a significant and damaging impact on your online reputation. Local and national news sites tend to have high domain authority in Google search, meaning negative news articles featuring your name are likely to rank highly in SERPS, have greater visibility and receive more traffic than other items making up your digital footprint.
Google has revolutionized the transfer of information in the current age. The term for searching something online is now “Googling,” which says a lot about the influence that Google has over the internet. But this review culture can be taken a little too far with minute-to-minute outrages, and people leaving irrelevant reviews, i.e. trolls.
If you are a famous or popular personality or brand, your reputation could be hurt even with small things.
It could be a violation of a social rule, negative comments or bad words about something, or about any person, i.e., during an interview if you speak bad words about a politician, a social group, a public figure, disrespecting your followers, support for a group others don’t like. There are so many things that can get you in trouble online, and once you have negative search results about your company, or a negative thread about you online, it can be such a crisis, that some people can’t come back.
Most newspaper articles will remain on the web and in search results indefinitely. This is usually due to one of three reasons:
News sites and journalists are under no obligation to remove news items from the internet unless it is proven the offending information is misleading, unverified, false or libelous.
News publications and blog platforms have little reason to remove a bad news article if that item is getting views, which often translates into ad revenues for the publisher.
News articles are often shared and reposted on other sites across the web, meaning even if the post is removed by the original website, it’s likely still out there.
What’s more: each news and blog site have their own strict, step-by-step process and criteria for requesting the removal of a bad online article. This can make removing even the most salacious or unfounded of negative news articles nearly impossible.
any offensive post or status on any social platform can also harm your reputation.
If you publically angered on a person it could ruin love for you in the hearts of your Followers.
So how can you remove these negative reviews? Luckily, Google understands that companies and people can change over time, which is why they have in place simple options in order to delete reviews.
First, let’s get one thing out of the way, you can outright delete a review if you were the one who wrote it. But you cannot remove negative review if someone else wrote it, even if the reviewer is pointing out your establishment.
Reputation repairing is vital in this era where everything spreads so fast.
Today everything is public, even if you want to keep something secret… it can go public in one or another form quickly.
So to be safe from these reputation threats the things to consider are here:
Be fair in your dealings with others, either on social media, or offline What you say and do matters all the time. Be careful what you say! Assess your problem and solve it, sometimes things look big but from a different angle are manageable Carefully plan your media strategy and handle scandals in the most decent way. If you have to address something uncomfortable, do it with compassion and honesty. If you are wrong say “Sorry”
If outright removal proves impossible, your best solution may be online reputation management (ORM). An SEO-powered ORM campaign centered on your personal brand can help push negative news articles out of search engine results pages and begin the process of building a healthier, more positive online presence.
An effective ORM campaign is designed to help you clean up your first page Google results—the bad news, blogs, reviews and social items having the most impact on your online reputation. With ORM, negative news articles are pushed out of high-visibility search results through content suppression and replaced with positive, optimized assets that reflect the best your personal brand has to offer.
A long-term ORM campaign is often your best bet for dealing with bad news online. When removing negative articles from Google and the internet becomes a nonstarter, online reputation management that includes a healthy dose of content suppression may be exactly what you need to retake control over your personal brand on the web.
There are obvious reasons for not being able to remove negative reviews outright from silencing free speech to giving too much control to either the company or the reviewer. Of course, this does not mean that you cannot remove the negative content at all.
You can delete a review by using the dispute feature that Google has provided, where representatives will look over your review and see if the claim is valid. But this is only relevant to the reviews you haven’t written.
Deleting Your Review
Let’s start with the most common case, deleting your review. Sometimes the place or management can change drastically, and it no longer reflects your previous review. So you want to delete it because they really took your review more constructively. Here is how you can do it from your computer browser.
Enter Google Maps
Once in, go to the menu tab
You can access the menu tab by clicking the three lines on the top left
From there, go into “your contributions” and from there go into “reviews.”
Click the three dots right next to your review and then delete it from there.
Deleting a Customer’s Review
The second most likely turn of events is that a customer has left a review, and you want to delete it. Now, sometimes, a customer can leave reviews that don’t, in any way, reflect the business. Or, customers can sometimes leave reviews that are in no way constructive or add any information. So for customers simply using your platform to vent, you will have to flag their review.
Now lucky for you, there are actually two ways that you can do this. One way is through your phone, and the second is through your computer browser. We will list both of them here.
Removing Outdated Content
Now other than reviews, the content that you upload on your site can also get outdated. But even after you delete it, it’ll still be visible in Google search results. Well, there is a simple way to remove this outdated content.
Go to the removal of the outdated content page on Google
From there enter the URL for the pace you want to remove
Select request removal
From there, you may get two different options. A prompt may appear telling you that the current page hasn’t been deleted yet, so you may delete that first. Second, you will get a prompt for how the content isn’t present, and you can proceed with the removal.