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Reputation Management/ ROR and Scam Removal From Google

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tilted, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. tilted

    tilted Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'd like to chat with anyone experienced in reputation management. I have a product and I would like to have scam reports on google pushed down to a page other than 1. If you have some time and would be willing to chat, consult, or oversee a project like this please either reply here or shoot me a pm. Thanks!

    ps. I am happy to compensate anyone I chat with for their time and expertise if they would like.
     
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  2. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    Meant to be a PM... sorry
     
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  3. SuperLinks

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    I'm pretty familiar with Reputation Management, I've helped large corporations push down negative press before. One that had a contract for $50k/mo, which turned out to be a gigantic sham (feel bad about it!)...

    Anyhow, PM me and I may be able to give you some advice.
     
  4. tilted

    tilted Newbie

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    thanks guys, late out here i will pm you guys after the 4th have a great one
     
  5. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Hey tilted, can you update on who you hired and how you think their service was? Did they get the job done? Reasonable price?
     
  6. reinie

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    i can assist as well. We have several packages designed for rep management
     
  7. tejsin

    tejsin Power Member

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    hey, if you have not found your help yet, let me know I am willing to help

    Cheers
     
  8. jsherloc

    jsherloc Junior Member

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    Tilted,

    BHW member wallygeorge posted the following helpful advice about Rip Off Report in another thread:

    "There is a way to get Google to not show Ripoffreport at all in a search. First subpoena ROR for the information on the poster. Then file a defamation suit against that person. Make sure to list all associated links in defamation suit. Once you get the courts judgement that it is defamation, go to Google and submit the judgement to their legal department. Google will always obey a court judgement. Google will remove it from showing up in searches. It is long and tedious but worth it if its hurting your business. Plus you wont have to continue paying a reputation manager to keep pushing it down.

    ROR is evil. "

    Wallygeorge's advice above is solid in regards to pursuing the "offline" route. If you are trying to just push the rip off report off the front page and perform general online reputation management techniques, try some of the strategies in the following guides:

    A Basic Guide To Online Reputation Management

    What To Do When Your Personal Information Becomes Publicly Available Online

    It really comes down to comparing the cost of legal options and ORM options, existing brand power, existing resources to leverage, comparing potential ROIs, severity of the issue, history of complaints, etc... hope that helps some people out!
     
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  9. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    Ok, first of all, if you have ever tried to go down to legal route of this, it is possible but very costly. Most Lawyers are 150-250 an hour, and you have to find one that knows the internet, so were talking 250+ an hour. So lets say you win, google pulls down the ror, whats stopping the person from doing it again and again and making it a crusade. The key is to fill up page 1 and 2 with great content. If your a business that serves 1k people a year or more, your bound to piss off a couple it's just a fact of life.
     
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  10. jsherloc

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    I agree that in most cases the legal option is not viable, but sometimes it is and people should be aware that the option does exist. They should also be aware that Google does honor "takedowns" in this manner. Many people have no idea Google WILL take stuff down in this manner.

    However, for most people on here, pursuing the legal options for stuff like this is just a complete non-starter based on cost, grey-areas, cda defamation issues, user-generated content etc...
     
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  11. b1step-ahead

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    Hey we all need options, the second you walk into a lawyers office and start explaining this shi* they will either tell you to bale or see dollar signs. The problem is, and I know this from experience, the person making the complaint will gain a sense of empowerment from the subpoena and complaint. In some rare cases they will use this to start a holy war to take your client down.
     
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