Has your personal reputation been damaged by negative, false, or defamatory content on the Internet? Is the negative information ranking highly in the search results for a “Google” search of your name? If so, don’t panic. There are numerous tactics and strategies that can be implemented to remove or suppress negative content from Google and the Internet.
Since our company’s inception in 2013, we have encountered nearly every online reputation management issue you can think of. This has led us to develop the quickest and most effective solutions to repair the online reputations of individuals suffering from negative search results on Google. With a hand-selected team of elite online defamation attorneys, search engine specialists, digital brand managers, PR gurus, and strategic partners, we have the ability to completely remove or suppress negative search results that are hurting your reputation.
What To Consider Before Trying To On Remove a Negative News Article From The Internet
When looking to remove newspaper articles from online sources that say negative things about you, there are several things to evaluate before carrying on.
These considerations can include answering all or any of the below questions:
How long has the article been online, and is it outdated already?
Is your personal information in the article (such as financial records, social security information, or data on minors)?
Is copyrighted material published within the article?
Who published the article?
Are there defamatory or derogatory comments in the article?
Is the article inaccurate or unfair?
Has your company’s online reputation been damaged by negative, false, or defamatory content on the Internet? Is the negative information ranking highly in the search results for a “Google” search of your company, product, or service? Given the democratic and anonymous nature of the Internet, it has never been easier to tarnish the hard earned reputation of a business online. All it takes is one rant from an upset customer, a post from a disgruntled ex-employee, or an online smear campaign by a competitor to damage a company’s reputation.
A common misconception in today’s age is that online reputation issues are confined to companies engaging in unethical, criminal, or fraudulent activity. This could not be further from the truth. Every day Reputation Resolutions works with businesses of all sizes whose pristine reputations were suddenly damaged by negative content ranking at the top of search results.
These negative search results on Google and other search engines can hurt a company’s bottom line. Recent studies have shown the following:
92% of potential customers will research a business online before making a buying decision.
88% incorporate online feedback about a business or service into their purchase decision.
86% of people will hesitate to purchase from a business that has negative feedback online.
Given the above statistics, it is no surprise that the presence of negative search results can have devastating impacts on a company’s revenues and their ability to attract customers.
So, how can you take control of your online reputation? What must happen for you to be able to remove negative press release news about your business from Google search results, and/or the Internet as well?
Bury News Article Links on Your Search Results
Burying bad news articles on internet searches can be achieved by those well versed in Search Engine Optimization and online reputation management. Suppressing a negative news link to push it off the first few pages of Google Search Results Pages (SERPs), where most people look, involves the following steps:
Set Up And Manage Your Own Public Profiles
Some websites are consistent as high ranking sites in search engine results. By creating a profile for yourself on them (using your name and some identifying information), you will be able to suppress the negative results. Make sure you set privacy settings to appear to the public and post content that you are sure won’t make you regret later.
A Promise: If we analyze your online reputation issue and don’t believe we can fully resolve it, we will lead you to the best alternate solution we are aware of for your specific situation.
A Guarantee: If we take you on as a client, you will not be charged for our services unless we are successful in completely removing the negative information in question from the Internet.
Real Experts: If your online reputation issue extends beyond our areas of expertise, we will work in tandem with our strategic partners to ensure you are working with true experts that have helped hundreds, if not thousands of people with your specific online reputation issue. Every law firm and company we work with has a proven track record of success in their specialization (I.e Defamation law, Intellectual Property Right law, Mediation, Personal Branding/Search Engine Suppression, etc.).
If you or your company are suffering from damaging information online that is harming you personally or professionally, know that you do have options. Even in the event that removal is not a viable option, there are still a myriad of strategies in place that can help diminish the visibility of negative content online.
Furthermore, it is important to note that removal of damaging content is typically just one aspect of a more comprehensive service offering. We work with many individuals and companies (from SMB’s to Fortune 500’s) to put a holistic long-term online reputation management strategy in place that not only restores their online reputation, but also helps build, monitor, and protect it.