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Creative Ways to Kill a Negative YouTube Video Review

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Pripod, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Pripod

    Pripod Regular Member

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    I need help! I've been tasked with removing an extremely negative video review of my company's product on YouTube. The review was posted by a cranky old wind-bag that seems to have too much time on his hands. This would not be a big deal, except that the video is ranking 3rd in SERPs for my companies brand name.

    I need to either drastically drop this review from SERPS or somehow get it thrown off YouTube for TOS violations. I would try negative SEO, but I fear this may actually increase the ranking of the YouTube video.

    Please let me know if have any ideas for removing/burying this fussy YouTube video review.

    Thanks so much! -Pripod
     
  2. shanna_doll

    shanna_doll Power Member

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    Maybe it's best to contact the customer and give him the service/product he is looking for ?
     
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  3. Pripod

    Pripod Regular Member

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    We are a service that connects professionals to customers. It is a professional complaining that we take too large of a cut for this service. Since this is core to our business model, it cannot be changed and there is very little we can do to make this cranky old guy happy.
     
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    Hit it with Spammy backlinks it will drown. Hit it with xrumer blasts and Scrapebox blasts. LARGE blasts will sink it for sure.
     
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  5. Pripod

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    Thanks! Any other thoughts besides this. I see this having some success, but definitely would not want to inadvertently make the video rebound and be higher than before a few years down the line. Any other thoughts for sinking a bad YouTube video from SERPs?
     
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    Use multiple Proxies and flag video for violating community guidelines. This normally tanks my videos lol.
     
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  7. Pripod

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    Thanks, this was helpful! Do you think that Google/YouTube might have a fix on this if I used "HideMyAss" or should I use one of the shadier services that provides IPs from all over?
     
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    Create a user account for your company using the keyword that brings the negative review up, post a few videos and then do some SEO (post video on a few web 2.0, some social bookmarking, tweets/fb/g+, and some likes on the video). I'm assuming that much hasn't been done for this guys video itself so that in a few weeks your videos should drown his out and replace - it'll save you headaches in the long run.
     
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    First of all, don't hit it with backlinks as people are suggesting.

    Best thing you can do is produce other videos on youtube, then use a service like vagex to get your videos tons of views and positive comments. Then use positive (i.e. quality SEO) to link to your videos on youtube. This will outrank his video in the SERPS.

    Negative SEO works best on new sites without authority, blasting youtube isn't worth the risk.

    Next, make sure you've got a twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc. account. Consider making a wikipedia page for your company if it is popular enough. These will outrank the youtube video and push it from #3 to hopefully past #10.
     
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  10. Pripod

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    Thanks phpbuilt! That is great advice.
     
  11. daveguy

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    Why not remove the video from YouTube and self-host? It is a company video and it's ranking in SERPs for your brand name. Self-host that bitch on Wistia, Mark it up with some Schema markup and a video sitemap and you'll get that snippet in the SERPs, but you'll take people to your website rather than Google's advertising hungry YouTube. YouTube is designed to keep people there. Get people on your site and convert them. Self-host.
     
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    If you're afraid blasting the video would backfire, then why not just blast your own videos as well?

    But I agree with phpbuilt, create positive reviews and pages and outrank him, because that way it will not only push him further down the serps, but also help in the future too.
     
  13. RottenYellow

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    Send him hate mail with anthrax :eek:wned2: