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So a new Client of mine wants Reputation Management

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by royalslim, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. royalslim

    royalslim Regular Member

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    Okay so here is the deal. An old SEO client of mine has come back with a task for me. When someone does a search for his company name, all is fine, but depending on the day, another website ranks either on the 2nd or 3rd spot which is accusing the company of scamming and other things (The main domain is below). The person who did the report contacted them was asking for a fee to remove it, but my old client declined him on the offer and contacted me.

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    www.crimes-of-persuasion.com
    So what options do I have? Do I try and move everyone one the first page up? I don't want to build any sort of backlinks to the other website, because I know that it will only make the website disappear for a while.

    This is legitimately a fake report written about my old client's site. So was just wondering if someone experienced in this would throw me in a good direction on how I could handle this. I am in no way trying to get advice about blacklisting or lowering the ranks of a competitor and I am willing to show the keyword if a mod requests.
     
  2. royalslim

    royalslim Regular Member

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    No one can point me in a good direction? I just need a small push and I can figure the rest out, I'm all about experimenting things.
     
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    marusia Senior Member

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    That site looks like total garbage. Try asking them first with proof. If that doesn't work, then yes, you would need to push all the other stuff up to flood the bad review to the second (or third) page.
     
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    BombDigg Registered Member

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    honestly, if the content on the website is false then you definitely have a legal cause of action.your best move is to pay a lawyer a few hundo to write a cease and desist letter. that should scare those little sh*ts.
     
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    I believe if you can't get it removed (through legal action) then you have to get good reviews to rank. Best way to do this is to get genuine customers to write reviews. Make a competition, give out cards saying to please review etc.

    There is a thread in the offline marketing section of this forum that says a but about reputation management, can't remember the name if it though but it's one if the larger ones, lots of helpful stuff. Basic gist of it is hand out cards asking people to review the business. On the website where they rate ask them if they've had a good or bad experience. If bad then email with feedback review goes to business so they can improve, if they've had a good experience they get transferred to a public review site to write a review.
     
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    I admit that it's still early and I haven't had caffeine yet, so I'm still a little slow. Are you saying that the above website wrote a fake report about your client, put it on their site, and told your client that they will take it down for money? And you want to know how to get their site not to show up before your client's site? Because if that's the case, it's blackmail and it is illegal. Your client shouldn't be contacting you. He should be contacting the police and a lawyer.
     
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    The site is hosted through networksolutions.com. The webmaster is from Canada according to a whois search. Network Solutions takes sites down for all sorts of trivial reasons. Tell your client to file a police report for blackmail and send the report to Network Solutions demanding that the site is taken down or legal action will be taken.
     
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    Threaten to sue to for defamation, or even better, blackmail. Report the blackmail to his host. Possibly even take legal action. If that doesn't work, it looks like your only option would be to push up the ranking of the sites ranking just below the fake reviewer's site through SEO.
     
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    pirondi Power Member

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    Reputation management has basically 2 main actions:

    1:Improving existent sites. (You will pick sites on Page 1/2 that are neutral and do link building for them)
    2:Creating new sites.(Web 2.0,bookmarks,blogs,etc)

    Research the two topics.
     
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    henrikas Regular Member

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    I had same case. What I did is that I spammed clients PR articles, Web2 sites, business pages with nice links and pushed little fcuker to page 4. Should work fine for you also. You don't need to create a lot of content for reputation management, try to use clients FB, LinkedIN, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo and other social profiles, use old content.
     
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    Thanks all for the awesome replies!! Yea the client did lawyer up...he is wanted by the FBI, CIA, and his mugshot is hilarious! The servers are in china, and cease and desist obviously didn't work.

    I know what I need to do now, again you guys are the best!
     
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    I do the same thing... It works..

     
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    Omg that is hilarious. LOL If he is wanted, then I don't think you will have much trouble getting network solutions to take the site down. They are one of the stricter hosts.