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Rep Man: Trip Advisor...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by RedMango, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. RedMango

    RedMango Power Member

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    Struggling to get rid of a bad TripAdvisor review about a site. Thing is, it's a cliquey type negative review by a competitor (and his friends) who are prominent on TA. It's quite frustrating as all of my web 2.0s, Facebook, Twitter, YT, and satellite sites are ranking well for the brand name. The main site is at #1, the TA review is at #2 and all my other sites are after it.

    I've tried killing it with tonnes of Scrapebox, Xrumer and other types of bad links direct to the page. Nothing seems to work. I've sent 100ks of bad links and done my usual positive stuff on the satellite sites/social sites but I just can't move the Trip Advisor review down from #2. I've complained to TA as the bad review is a blatant advert for the 'other' company and mock my site and everyone has jumped on the bandwagon. I appreciate that if a bad review is worthwhile then fine, but this is just a genuinely shitty way of advertising the competitor through bad mouthing my site.

    If I knew how to hack I would and fuck that page up with a big CTA to my site. It's not horrendous as the brand name is only searched for 500pm but that's 500 potential customers I'm missing out on.

    I don't want public neg SEO ideas, please PM them, other than that, what else can I do? What are bigger travel review sites than TA? Problem is, these guys have 5k posts on TA so 'everyone' believes them.
     
  2. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    This question would probably be better suited in another section. The lounge is typically used for non-IM related things. And I don't mean that in the "you've done something wrong! Read the forum rules" way, more that you'd just hit a more... targeted audience, as we like to call it.

    Regardless, I think most people have come to the conclusion that neg SEO doesn't really seem to have an affect on these mega authority sites like Trip Advisor.
    Past that I can't help you, but here's a bump to see if anybody else has anything to say.
     
  3. RedMango

    RedMango Power Member

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    Fair enough on the section location. I just thought it didn't really suit other sections.

    I am giving the web 2.0s, social sites and PDFs a damn good thrashing to see if I can squeeze the TA page even out to >#5. That would gain me some traction I suppose. Do I really have to go down the route of figuring out how to hack it....