Negative content can damage a company or person worse than the author often realizes.
Internet Defamation Lawyers can remove almost everything from the Internet . We use court orders in order to take down negative information from the websites and from Google, Yahoo and Bing search results .
If you email us the links to the negative information you need to remove, our legal team will analyze them and get back to yo within an hour with removal solutions and relative costs .
Sometimes it can be taken down, other times it must be pushed down or suppressed.
People say that the internet is written in ink and anything posted over the web remains there forever – whether it is positive or negative. Especially it is hard to remove negative content from Google. Negative content always hurts the reputation of the individual or the business. Nothing hurts more than a bad reputation when you want to grow your business online.
And the internet is the open forum where anyone can go and write anything…good or bad. Because the internet is such a powerful tool, people use it for many things. People use it for research, entertainment, communication, and so on. People or businesses who have negative feedback on Google are the most affected. They lose their reputation and business because of the negative content posted by people. But, negative content from Google can be removed. Though sometimes it takes too long, probably months, but yes it can be removed.
An online reputation suppression strategy works to move newly created, and existing positive search results, higher up in search engine results in order to move down or 'suppress' negative search results.
The further down you can push negative content, the less likely a reader is to see it. In fact, most people don't look further than the first page of Google search results anyway.
You can file for a copyright removal or DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) removal if your picture or some content that you own appears on the web without your permission. You can request for the removal of your personal information and other content for which you have copyright via Google’s DMCA form. For instance, if you want to remove your email, phone number, personal identification number, or any government-issued number, you can request for the removal of that information from any website through this form.
Google also offers to submit requests for legal removal of the content which violates Google’s Terms & Conditions of usage of its services. Since Google offers multiple services and has multiple products which users use.
All these products are designed, developed and managed by different departments and teams. Hence, it requires a specific tool to report about the removal of the content from the place or platform it appears on. For instance, if the negative content is on Google Drive, then Team managing Google Drive should be reported for removal of that content.
Google offers a dedicated page which will help you get to the right place to report content that you would like removed from Google’s services under applicable laws. It provides them with complete information to quickly investigate your complaint and resolve it quickly.
Deciding on the right online reputation management strategy (ORM) can be a challenge. It can be jarring to find yourself in the midst of a reputation scandal. But it's important to remain calm as you pinpoint the cause of the problem and develop (and follow!) an action plan can help lessen the impact.
Solving the problem that caused the negative feedback is paramount. But even after that's been done there is more work to do. Here are some sample strategies:
Remove results directly from Google
Remove from the source through negotiation
Remove from the source via legal channels
Weakening of negatives
Development and optimization of branded content
Review improvement and management
Optimization of existing content
Reputation problems can range from bad reviews to negative blog posts or unflattering online newspaper articles. Since most content cannot be removed, a reputation management strategy centered around suppressing or pushing down bad search results is the most common strategy after review management. But you should be careful while you submit your content removal request to Google.
Remember, Google doesn’t remove content submitted in each and every request. They only remove the content which has a strong and valid reason for removal. You can take help of an Online Reputation Management Expert if you are not sure about your case preparation and submission of the removal request. They can help prepare your case in such a way that it helps Google’s team review it quickly and remove the requested negative content.
Let us say that a negative search result is identified and it cannot be removed from the source or from the search engine (Google, Bing, Facebook, etc.). The next step is to identify positive search results that exist below the negative.
We call these PBNs or 'Positives Below Negative.' These are search results that search engines think are relevant, and therefore deserving of high search results. But they tend to be returned just below the negative.
We assume the search engine thinks the content is good, but not quite good enough. So we help search engines to understand that the PBN is actually more relevant than the negative, thereby causing the positives to rise. With enough effort channeled into improving PBN rankings, you can effectively "bury" negative reviews in search results.
Instead of relying on wishes and luck, we take a more systematic approach to suppressing negative content. First, we identify existing content. This means we look at your social media presence, articles, blogs, and Wikipedia pages. Technical aspects of each existing content piece are examined, as are the types of content, and search engine optimization factors. We're really trying to understand "user intent" so we can solve your problem more effectively by understanding what people are actually looking for. This helps us understand why people and engines think certain content is deserving of high marks.
After this, high quality additional content based on the objective is created. We work to make the experience better for the user. In so doing we not only help our clients, but make the web better for everyone.
We find gaps in content by looking at the online profiles of competitors and similar entities. For example, unreported charity work may be leveraged, and images, news articles, press releases, websites, and so on, may be designed, developed and populated. This gives search engines more to consider when deciding which results will be sufficiently honored to be placed on the first page of search results.
You can contact the site administrators to remove the content which is affecting your reputation. Write or call them and politely ask them to take off the content which is bad for your reputation from their website.
Removal of Negative and Abusive Reviews
If someone uses profanity on the google my business or Facebook reviews you can report and get it removed within 48 working hours.
Flagging and Reporting
Some sites like Yelp offer flagging or reporting and would remove certain content that is against their guidelines.
Some sites allow the poster to remove content. If you know who posted the info, then try to reach out to the poster to settle the issue and ask them to remove the negative comment. If that does not work you may want to hire an attorney and send them a cease & desist letter.
Take Legal Action
Legal action is one of the most expensive and time-consuming ways for the removal of negative content. But remember, you can never sue the website for posting the content. Because they are protected by the Communication Decency Act Section 230. This Act basically protects 3rd party sites and forums from liability on what others may post. You can only sue a site if the site owners themselves have posted something about you negative.
So, in case you want to go for legal action, then sue the poster. If you win you can get a court’s order for removal of the negative content. You can present the copy of the order to the site and the search engines. You can hope that they would honor the court orders. Sometimes they don’t! The sites themselves will often not honor and Google has been known to deny some court-ordered removals.
If you don’t know who posted it, then you need to file a lawsuit with the user name on the website who posted it. Also, show your proof of attempt that you tried to find who posted it. Once you win the case you can present it to the website administrator and Google to remove the negative content and for the website administrator to take it off their website.