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In Need of BlackHat SEO to Quickly Remove Slander

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by MNSaluki, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. MNSaluki

    MNSaluki Newbie

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    I have a disgruntled ex- employee who has hurt our reputation online in a few ways-
    1- He posted a Ripoff Report with over 150 instances of slander in 2008 and it is occasionally rearing it's ugly head. A previous consultant had removed the report from the Google search results for a few years but it's back.
    2- He started bad blog postings about us on 800Notes and WhoCallsMe. In addition, we had outsourced our call center for awhile and that led to many more complaints on 800Notes and WhoCallsMe. Not one customer of ours who participated in our companys services has complained. The complaints have all been generated by a few disgruntled employees and others who we have pissed off through too many calls. They read the other complaints and pile on.

    I can assure you that we are an ethical business and we in fact have filed our entire business process with three regulatory authorities and have received their blessing regarding our business practices.

    If these posts could be removed, that of course would be what I would prefer. I have hired a "WhiteHat SEO Expert" on oDesk who seems to be doing ok but this could take months to work and I am looking for someone who may have BlackHat techniques that would work faster. We are a small business with 12 employees and I need someone to take charge of this and destroy the slander if possible.

    Can the postings be removed and can this be done for under $1,000? I only have 2 postings on this website so I can't PM anyone the details but could email the search terms or links to the bad postings. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. NeoPat

    NeoPat Power Member

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    I doubt the postings can be removed, unless you can prove to the original company the review is posted on that it has been generated by former employees to damage business. Other then that i ask you to take the other tact, and generate fake positive reviews and make them recent. So when customers compare the old reviews to the new ones, it gives the impression that your business has become better, and reformed itself, and keep these constant and spread, dont just do it all in one day.
     
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  3. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    Reminds me of 7878's mailing method. He might be able to help.
     
  4. brainstorm1

    brainstorm1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Rip off report is difficult. You can probably push it back from the first page. You could probably get it done for around $1,000. Where are you?
     
  5. MNSaluki

    MNSaluki Newbie

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    The ripoff report is actually on page 7 which is great, but Google suggests other searches and when you choose one of them, then ripoff is on the first page and sometimes the first search result. As to the 800 Notes and WhoCallsMe postings, they are showing up on page 1 as well.

    The websites need a court judgement which at the time this all happened, we would've needed to front $20 k to properly get this done and I was in start-up mode. The disgruntled employee has since skipped town after trashing another business and filed for bankruptcy so I wouldn't be able to collect.

    Maybe an attorney letter sent to owner of website would help, not sure. Definitely wouldn't help with the ripoff report.

    A firm had successfully removed ripoff report from all Goog search results for 2 yrs but from what I have read, it looks like an old loophole has been closed
     
  6. zebrahat

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    If you can afford an attorney for the $20k (or join Pre-paid Legal if you are short on cash), and can truthfully vouch for your side of the matter by way of a sworn affidavit (say a notarized letter asserting the truth), it's your sworn word versus the UNsworn hearsay that the website has posted. YOUR statement will thus have more evidential relevance. The issue here is not collecting, but getting the false info removed. I can explain a blackhat UCC technique here, but your attorney can probably better structure it.

    Have your lawyer or investigator chase down the bankruptcy proceedings to find the bankruptcy trustee or other liaison to the filer. You can probably get a current address that way. Send the false accuser a notarized letter/affidavit of material facts (by certified mail, return receipt) over the dispute, where you assert point by point what the facts are, with a 21-30 day deadline for the accuser to respond to affirm or deny your witnessed 'presentments.' Some knowledgable notaries may even know how to go beyond simple notarizing, and can help you complete a full notarized default process where they act as the agent who is to receive the mailed response.

    When/if there is no reply to or denial all or your particulars, the accuser has 'dishonored' your presentments and thus has by default admitted the facts are as you stated. A notice of default can be then sent to the accuser (even better if a notary has witnessed the default, and can issue a 'notary certificate of default' type document). Now you have, under UCC rules, the equivalent of an administrative judgment IN YOUR FAVOR regarding what the facts are, not just your word against somebody else's.

    It can be further perfected by filing it in the public record as a UCC document, and/or taking it to a local court to get a court judgment on the facts---not a suit, no arguments, just a ruling on what the facts are. Since you're the only party presenting real evidence (witnessed affidavit, witnessed default document, public record document), you'll win. NOW you can approach the website with the court/UCC established facts and documents, and warn you WILL be suing THEM for libel or defamation unless they remove the now-established false charges from the site, then settle once they agree and do so.

    PS: Lawyers are notaries, so much of the above can be done through your attorney. If this was in some way helpful, renumerate me as you feel appropriate.
     
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