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Ignorant User Ruining my reputation via Yahoo Answer

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by johnkim, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. johnkim

    johnkim Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I run a legit(white hat) web service that requires a bit of technical knowledge to use it. There is one user ran into problem but instead of contacting me, she posted a question on yahoo answer which portrayed my service in a negative light because she does not know how to use it.

    In hindsight, it's my fault for not providing enough documentation. However, now when you google my business name, the 2nd result is that negative yahoo answer comment.

    Is there any service to help me to remove this? Flagging that user's account? Flagging it as a spam? I'm willing to pay.
     
  2. NoHoneyWithoutMoney

    NoHoneyWithoutMoney Regular Member

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    You can contact yahoo , and they will delete it , use the report function .It take a few days .

    Make sure to report it from atleast a few different accounts and ip .

    For copy right only 1

    other can be anything .

    hope it helps
     
  3. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Answer her question in a polite professional manner explaining who you are and
    offer to fix her issue free of charge.
    You don't want to turn it into a catfight and risk more negative publicity and anyone
    now reading that question would see it as a positive.
    Never get into augments with bad reviewers.
     
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  4. byortz

    byortz Newbie

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    Honestly, your best bet is to load up the SERPs with your own properties that portray your service in a more positive light. Create a bunch of articles, Web 2.0's or even another Yahoo Answers thread (or 12) and SEO the hell of them. You probably shouldn't link back to your own site with those posts, just to make it look more natural.
     
  5. johnkim

    johnkim Newbie

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    NoHoneyWithoutMoney

    Thanks for the tip. Do Yahoo manually verify every report or it's automatic? The user only registered Yahoo answer to post the question so I'm not even sure if he's a decoy of my competitor. The question is also 6 month old since I didn't have time to deal with this issue until now. Will this affect the chance of flagging it and get it deleted?

    oxonbeef,

    Thanks. Your suggestion is very sound. I actually posted a polite reply to help the user on Yahoo Answer. Unfortunately, when an average user google my website, he/she will see "How to Get Rid of XXXX?". This makes my product sound like a virus even though I have few thousand happy users.


    byortz
    Thanks, Would you recommend to create multiple account just to ask question related to my service? For example, "what do you think about xyz?"
     
  6. super11

    super11 Senior Member

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    I have the same problem with my ecommerce store but in my case the yahoo answer moved to page 2 over a period of time on its own.
     
  7. Maja92

    Maja92 Regular Member

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    I could use some quick cash, so if you are willing to pay and still need help, PM me. :)
     
  8. johnkim

    johnkim Newbie

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    I've sent you a PM
     
  9. johnkim

    johnkim Newbie

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    Anyone?