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Negative SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TheStlos, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. TheStlos

    TheStlos Junior Member

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    So it seems that my birth name has been victim to negative SEO in google. I don't know much about SEO and I was wondering if there was a way that I could combat this. I have a job interview approaching soon and I would like to try to fix my "Google".
     
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    I wouldn't worry about that unless the information on the defamatory pages match your profile.
     
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    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I think that if the company is the sort of company that is interested in online reputation, they will also be well aware of the negative SEO that can possibly happen and are usually good at being able to tell when it's happening/happened.
    I wouldn't worry about it to be honest and if you're really worried that is going to have an impact on what the outcome of your job interview will be, just slyly mention it or bring it up, so that in the back of their mind,t hey know what's going down. As long as you have been targeted and not just lying, as that won't end up going well at all!

    Good luck wither way!
     
  5. mickyfu

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    Change your name, it is cheaper and easier.
     
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  6. SEO Power

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    Just for a job interview? I'll assume you are joking :).
     
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    negative seo for a persons name, well that's something you don't hear everyday
     
  8. rankwatch12

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    You are talking about online reputation management. Quickly hire someone and get the wrong shifted to later parts of Google SERPs.
     
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    If i am not wrong, You need ORM to clean your Name. Better you can create the "social profile" for that exact name and start working for 3 months.
    Pick the top 10 to 15 Social Profiles. And do share on everyday and improve your followers, connections and friends. YOu get some positive improvement for that name. Just PM me your name, i will have a look and share my thoughts. Hope it will helps.

    Cheers!!!
     
  10. DerekMason

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    The best solution to negative SEO is great SEO
     
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    SEO expert is also a Negative SEO Expert if he have Big Tools and expertise.
     
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    @TheStlos. Were you able to achieve any success through Reputation Management.
     
  13. TheStlos

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    Ok, so I guess I should look into ORM, but I didn't really intend to spend money on it at this time.
     
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    Let's hope they've never heard of Google.
     
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    Oh god, not another negative SEO thread.
     
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    You can post other content with your name (personal blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Press Release) and then blast those pages with some links to outrank the other ones. No one will go past page one.

    Or hire an ORM team to take down the other pages.

    Negative SEO (generally) only works on new sites that can't take high link velocity. Established sites won't budge with blasts.
     
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    This is what happens when you date crazy (Read: any) women.