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How to push down or get rid of a NYT news article for reputation management?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by AZSlim2013, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. AZSlim2013

    AZSlim2013 Newbie

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    Hello,

    Currently I'm engaged in doing a reputation management campaign. There is a Chicago Tribune article from the 1980s that pops up in search when you run my friend's name and state in the search box. The article is from over 20 years ago but the Chicago Trib is high ranking and so I'm thinking that posting other positive news articles on my friend still won't out rank the old article. There are a couple of routes I could go but I'd love to hear some suggestions on the best way to go so that this article gets burried.

    I was thinking of taking the following action:

    1. Grab the main tag words from the news article and post new positive articles to try and push it down
    2. Post the offending article link on a known spammy link farms to pull down the ranking
    3. Post the link on hundreds of poor Page Rank blogs and websites comments still open that have been worked over from Spammers (I'd use autoposting and blacklist) and ping Big G over and over to hopefully flag that article link as abusive ((my real question is, can an old authoritive news article be manipulated into being viewed as spammy/abusive and dropped in rank by using a deliberate method such as outlined above)).

    I was hoping to see if anyone had an idea on how to do it a better way (this affects all 4 main search engines close to uniformly) or if this method sounds like it will work.

    I only know a little about reverse SEO to be dangerous ;)

    I appreciate all and any suggestions on this.

    Best,

    AZSlim
     
  2. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    There is split hierarchical structure in G them and us and for sure CT will be positioned in the elite tier...

    You might well push this article down on temporary basis but do not be surprised to see it return to its old position...

    There is a way that I believe it could be removed but would take some time...

    Just saw this is your first post welcome to BHW...:)
     
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  3. AZSlim2013

    AZSlim2013 Newbie

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    Hi Steelballs, Thank you for the info above and the welcome ;). What are your thoughts on the way that would take some time?
    Thanks!
     
  4. backflip7531

    backflip7531 Registered Member

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    Just make a ton of high PR web 2.0 profiles: linkedin, facebook, twitter, myspace, foursquare, google +, wordpress, quora, etc with his name and link build to them.

    Here's a site that lists all the accounts: http://knowem.com/. I wouldn't recommend paying for their service though, its really expensive. You can easily find alternatives (for example, search "knowem alternative") or hire a virtual assistant, if you want to outsource the work.
     
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  5. JustUs

    JustUs Power Member

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    Maybe your friend should not have admitted to running an ORM firm that specialized in removing mugshots, when they owned a mugshot type site. There are many working to keep that article placing well. You have a tough job. The article is from the 90's, and I believe Wired magazine, and quoted by the Chicago Tribune and the NYT.
     
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  6. lostgringos

    lostgringos Senior Member

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    I believe that most anything regarding ranking well can be done. However, it all has to be calculated with regards to the competition. I have no idea how JustUs was able to determine who your friend is and what he did. And, if what he is saying is true you will some intense work to push this article of the 1st page of the SERPs.

    @backflip it is not that easy my friend in this case. You will need to build all kinds of back links perhaps to tier 3 links. You said "linkedin, facebook, twitter, myspace, foursquare, google +, wordpress, quora, etc with his name and link build to them." In some of my work I have used 50 different properties!

    You could go with reputation.com as they purport to be the best. But before you do that do some research. Type "reputation.com fraud." Step back and ask yourself who you trust!

    There are likely more keywords that you have missed.

    You will find lots of so called "Gurus" who will claim they can do this. But I can tell you that removing a damaging article on your friend from the SERPs is time consuming and difficult. You will need to find yourself an honest Online Reputation Manager. This is not easy!

    There is a specific schemata that I use to push negative comments of the first page of a Google search. You basically try and populate the entire 1st page with Web 2.0 properties! Again, this is not an easy task! Most of the properties have to built by hand.

    We created the Twitter account for BHW a few years ago and it is still on the 1st page for "blackhat world." They wanted us to populate the 1st page for "blackhat world." We were able to do this for them for quite awhile until they stopped our contract. This work was done for the former owner of BHW.

    What happened is the work we did "stuck" on the 1st two pages driving anything negative off them! And these properties stayed on the 1st and 2nd pages for a long time. I am positive that if they were to revive those properties and do a little SEO they would once again take over the 1st page again.

    @steelballs you are absolutely correct. Doing negative SEO can come back and bite you in the ass! You are dealing with an authority site and you need to know what you are doing!

    If you require a few tips on how to do this just PM me.

    Best Regards,

    Frank
     
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