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Takedown of news articles possible?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by oskywosky, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. oskywosky

    oskywosky Newbie

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    I'm new, so apologies if this question has been answered or if I'm asking in the wrong place. I think this is right.

    Anyways, my company owns residential real estate. There was a crime at one of the properties it owns. The company was not blamed, but was mentioned in a couple of local newspapers. The articles were accurate, but are generally bad PR for my company (there IS such thing as bad publicity). Is it possible to take down articles from news sites, either on the sites themselves, or preventing them from being indexed by Google, or anything like that? I'm working on burying the articles with positive content, but would appreciate any and all suggestions on how to actually get rid of the articles.
     
  2. misteryou.

    misteryou. Power Member

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    double post sorry
     
  4. andreint

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    if you're from eu you can give it a shot - RTBF
     
  5. copperbelt

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    This is reputation management, you can just try and bury such news by bringing other stuff at the top.
     
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  6. rob1977

    rob1977 Power Member

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    It really depends what news site it is, some carry more authority than others, which will determine how easy it is to bury the story and for how long.

    It's easier to have an on going positive campaign in the hope of striking down bad news as it arises, than trying to remove bad news from authority sites. However it's not impossible.
     
  7. makemybusinessboom

    makemybusinessboom Junior Member

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    Stuff like that just needs buried on the search engines. Any decent ORM specialist can mitigate it for you.
     
  8. kypso

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    Reputation Management services are the way to go in this case.
     
  9. SEO Power

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    It's crucial that you get the articles removed from the news sites because pushing them down in Google will not prevent people from reading them. Direct visitors to the news sites (usually in the thousands) can click on and read the news. Therefore, start by contacting the news sites and asking them to remove the articles. This may not work, but you have nothing to lose.
     
  10. oskywosky

    oskywosky Newbie

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    Thanks, all. Appreciate your input. Please keep suggestions coming. I've been working on positive content creation to bury the articles with some success. "Professional" SEO companies charge exorbitantly, so I'd be interested to hear suggestions for efficient ORM outsourcing.

    I have tentatively reached out to a couple of news sites (unfortunately not in EU, so no right to be forgotten), but have not been aggressive with them out of fear of retaliatory reporting. Thoughts on this would be appreciated as well.