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Reputation Management: Bury it with web2.0 or NegativeSEO it?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SuperNoobInc, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    I am looking to bury a site with negative review about my business, and it appears to be on page 1 of Google (organic result)
    The site is around 3 years old, doesnt quite have a lot of backlinks, not EMD.

    I read alot of about NegativeSEO recently and was wondering if I should simply buy a $5 fiverr gig (1 million SB blast or whatever, with 1 anchor text)
    or if I should Nuke it with web2.0 properties etc.

    Thx in advance
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Do a search for Reputation Management right here on the forum.

    You will find several threads and products relating to the subject. :)

    "Wiz"
     
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  3. foreclosureking

    foreclosureking Regular Member

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    You'll need a lot more than a Fiverr gig or two. However local directories do work pretty good depending on who your negative links are coming from.
     
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  4. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    I have seen fiverr gigs that offer SB blast @ $5 (50,000 or something like that)
    I was planning to buy one of those with ONE anchor text (keyword I wanted to bury).

    So thats not enough?
     
  5. dankerman666

    dankerman666 Regular Member

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    Definitely do the positive seo aspect. Negative seo will bite you in the ass down the road no matter how quick it may seem to work.

    You have more control with web 2.0 and it will positively effect your site as well if you throw some links in them.

    Good luck dude!
     
  6. SuperLinks

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    Yep, bury it with Web 2.0 and a sponsored post campaign.

    Chances are you'll do more harm than good by trying a "negative SEO" campaign.

    Start building out your Foursquare, Yelp, and other similar pages and start an SEO campaign for those. Also work on a sponsored blog post campaign where you contact/buy posts on good quality blogs and then begin to SEO those. The nice thing is they'll eventually push down the negative stuff if you have enough of them.
     
  7. twittermoney

    twittermoney Newbie

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    is it for a local business and local keywords? message me..
     
  8. goodseoman

    goodseoman Power Member Premium Member

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    one of my site got a bad review for a service that i terminate for long long time. it was on the #5 when searching mydomain.com review(s)
    just push it down to #29, going to get it #50 at least.
    dont think of using negative SEO. the so-called "Negative SEO" used to be advised that "your competitors would be back stronger" right here at this forum. It may work or not, but do you like to risk your rep again with unsolid theory?
    web 2.0 solution would take huge time, efforts and money to achieve.

    best,
     
  9. SuperNoobInc

    SuperNoobInc Regular Member

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    Thanks for your suggestion.
    Just curious, how long does it usually take to push down negative reviews? (since you mention it will take a huge amount of time)
    I mean.. you are pushing down 'your brand name' (as keyword), and I just cant see how had it can really be? Unless you have a huge name.

    Please advise.
     
  10. knockoutlocal

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    Just a thought, have you tried doing xrumer/scrapebox blast with a banned word like "teen sex"?
    Maybe a 301 redirect from a penalized site (if you have one).
     
  11. blackx

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    Well, I have a client who's having issues with the government, and on his name search a government page used to pop up which hurt his reputation. Took me a shit load of negative seo PLUS web 2.0s and wikis to get it down for about 6 of the main keywords. Yes, negative seo does help. But no, don't make it your main strategy. Try to go with something that you can control, which is the seo of your own web properties. That's my 2 cents.
     
  12. goodseoman

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    i dont remember exactly cause this issue didn't bother me much. Maybe max 30 days.
    I tested negative seo at the first time with one of my mainstream site. I got a adult and gambling network ready to use for positive seo for my client's adult sites and gambling sites. (I had to make this network because I got lots of customers of adult and gambling niche). I use this positive network for negative purpose on my own site to test. The result was not promising.
    I got Xrumer and some of scrapebox licenses. I tried this on the tested site too. The result was the same.
    The last try, i use positive way by ranking 28 of my pages for mixed keywords {mydomain.com} {reviews|review|scam...}

    I pushed up my brand name urls with more positive reviews when searching anything related to my brand, they would auto push down "other" things.

    Just food for thought,
     
  13. SuperNoobInc

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    When you meant "shit load"; how long and how big of an volume are you talking about?
     
  14. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Bury it. I haven't seen negative SEO work, but real SEO works every day.
     
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    I would blast it. The worst case scenario you will have to add couple more links to your 2.0s to outrank it.
     
  16. artificial_genius

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    Look at all sites on page1/page2 of Google for your term that are positive articles and heavily SEO them.

    No need to make your job any harder, if something is already on Page 1 or Page 2 it should be a lot easier to push them over the negative article (especially compared with starting from scratch with an article).

    Also Yahoo Answers is a good 2.0 that ranks almost automatically which makes it good for rep management (since most of the time Yahoo Answers doesn't work because it is harder to monetize).
     
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