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Hitbots and Reputation Management

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by maybesomeothertime, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. maybesomeothertime

    maybesomeothertime Newbie

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    All I am a newbie and have read through a bunch of posts on BHW about reputation management. I'd like to share a scenario, ask a few questions and hopefully get your feedback. A business person with a very unique name has had negative comments posted on 3 different websites. When you google this persons unique name (which potential employers will do) all three websites rank on page one with google. This person also has images that were placed on those websites and they also show up on page 1 of google search results. This person has positive things about them on the web. The person has also started blogs on blogger and wordpress and image galleries on picasa and flickr. Those blogs are ranking on 1-2 page of google but the negative websites (about cheaters and players) are not budging off of page 1. Especially the images. A reputation management person has been hired and has actively built profiles for this person and they are actively posting different and positive profiles about the client on the web. They have a whole strategy that makes sense and are much much cheaper than the leading reputation firm

    My question is if a hit bot was used that focused on the positive articles and especially images that this person has posted will that traffic (can I call it that) cause those images and articles to rank higher at some point (sooner rather than later) than the negative articles and images? The negative web pages have counters that indicate 200,000 page views. Any thoughts? Is a hit bot a good idea? If so, is there a hit bot that someone would recommend? I've seen another poster indicate that they can send 10,000 - 20,000 visitors to a site. Would using a service like that also help?

    Thanks in advance for any comments
     
  2. maybesomeothertime

    maybesomeothertime Newbie

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    Anybody have any thoughts?

     
  3. RealEcon

    RealEcon Regular Member

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    A "hitbot" wouldnt make any difference unless you could get it to really emulate real visitors and make the bot stay onpage for awhile to keep the bounce rate low. But I still dont even think that would help. Those pictures and pages that become sticky on the first page are pretty tough to get bumped down as they probably have a viral social sharing effect going on right now. If this business person has hired a pro rep manager I would stick to the plan. These things can just take time, especially in this post Penguin algo environment.
     
  4. Flippa101

    Flippa101 BANNED BANNED

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    I speak from experience. The traffic does not matter and will not cause a drop rank for other listings in the results. What will drop the other listings is creating profiles on the sake keywords you want to drop but on a site that has a higher PR (PageRank) like Twitter and Facebook, you could even consider some high PR article directories like Squidoo that offer free submissions which gets indexed by Google quickly so you would notice it almost immediately. I hope this helps :)

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    *same
     
  6. maybesomeothertime

    maybesomeothertime Newbie

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    Thanks folks. I appreciate the insight.