Remove Ripoff Report From Google
Alright so your business is listed on Ripoff Report and it clearly says they do not remove any reports whatsoever. So you’re screwed right? –Wrong. On Ripoffreport.com website your report is there to stay, that’s true. But on the search engine results pages, which is what affects your business’s money & reputation… you can fix that. What you care about is how it looks when someone searches your company’s name. If they Google “your company name + scam” or “your company name + complaints” the slander is showing on the front page of Google. So this is what you want to get rid of because you’ve got some control over that, not the actual RipOff Report itself. So don’t worry… In addition, most folks don’t go to Ripoff Report website and start searching a company’s name. But they will Google search your company’s name to see what pops up for sure. They will search “your company name reviews” in Google. So you should begin controlling that, which I’ll explain how. You also have two options to remove a Ripoff Report from Google which we’ll cover in just a moment, but first you have a couple of options for dealing with the Ripoff Report company itself. If you don’t want to deal with RipoffReport just skip past this part… but here are your options if you want to actually deal with their company.
Dealing With Ripoff Report Directly.
- You can post your own rebuttal on the report.
Your rebuttal will go underneath the actual report and this will not change anything that shows up in the search engine results. In many cases this can add fuel to the fire as you are creating more content for the search engines to pick up which could increase the rankings of your report!
- Join Ripoff Report “Corporate Advocacy Program ”
Basically you have to pay for this service and then the company Ripoff Report will conduct an investigation into your report and post their own findings above the original report. With this option if the report turns out to be true about your company then Ripoff Report may say that you have worked to “resolve the report and are committed to 100% customer satisfaction” -that is only if you actually told Ripoff Report you will make that commitment.
Also they just started offering a new upgrade called the “VIP arbitration program.” You can pay Ripoff Report another fee to have their arbitrator to contest the truth about the allegations made against you. Arbitration program is supposed to be a little bit cheaper than the corporate advocacy program in either case you’re going to have to pay Ripoff Report.
3. Sue Ripoff Report
They are protected under the Communications Decency Act. Ripoff Report believes it is under complete immunity from any liability and aggressively fight any lawsuits brought against them. This would probably be the most expensive and least effective option.
Lastly, you could try suing the author of the report.
This is a waste of time because in most cases the person who wrote the report doesn’t have the financial resources to pay you a judgment in your favor anyways. Also even if you were to win and get a court order, Ripoff Report is actually protected under that Communications Decency Act does not need to remove the report.
Best 2 Options: Remove Ripoff Report From Google
- Reputation Management Removal Solution. 96% of all Web surfers do not go past the first page. So use this fact to your advantage and optimize your own online assets for the first two pages of your keyword triggers. In other words, if you’re report has a keyword trigger of “XYZ company scam” or “XYZ company ripoff” then you are going to need to optimize some pages that show up for those keyword triggers by using those exact words to your advantage. For instance: one method that is proven to work for this and push it down the Ripoff Report involves launching a mobile “App.” Basically you create a story around your company that they are launching an app called the “XYZ Company Ripoff Detection App” or the “XYZ Company Complaints App” and then you launch a series of press releases, articles, social media sites and websites all using those keyword triggers. So your press release would look something like this: The “XYZ Company Complaints App has been launched!” Then you need to come up with a clever back story to describe how the App would work for whatever industry you’re in, be creative and think of something that is plausible. But you say, “Scott I’m not in the mobile App business, I’m in the XYZ sector of whatever…” The goal is to get the slander off of the front page of Google right? So simply hire an app developer to build you some mobile app that appears to do what you say and make it available for download on Google play. If you need an idea for an App that works for your industry reach out to me and I’ll help you think of one. Launch your websites, social media profiles, syndicate press releases online, write articles about the new app… And promote it as if it were real. –Make it a real app, it doesn’t have to be world’s greatest mobile app… You are just making the story real. So what happens is when your potential customers start searching “XYZ company scam” or “XYZ company ripoff” they’re going to see promotions for your mobile app software to detect for ripoffs and scams. Get it? The drawback of this is that you have to accept some creative minutia about your company in replacement of the slander.
Why and How does it work? Because a lot of the third-party sites that you will be creating social media profiles for, syndicating press releases on, and submitting articles on to promote your new mobile app are much more authoritative sites then Rippoff Report. Ripoff Report’s strength is because it’s so large and has so much sontent. But they are nothing compared to say, Twitter or Facebook. So if you create social media profiles with the bad Keyword Triggers as the username and call it: “XYZ Company Scam Review App.” -as your Twitter handle. That’s going to work to outrank your Ripoff Report for that exact keyword trigger. You follow me? So when it is all said and done, the bad press about your company will be removed and replaced with your new “mobile application launch” and press releases surrounding promoting your new mobile app. If anybody needs thinking of topics to use give me a shout and I’ll see if I can come up with a clever app idea for you.
- Have Google Delist The Ripoff Report Link From Its Index.
Right now you’re saying to yourself, “WTF? I can just have Google remove this for me?”
Yes you can… From the Google search index itself, yes. But that does not mean Ripoff Report will remove it from their website. The report will stay on their site for sure. But Google will remove it from their search index and here are the steps to do that:
1. You need to file a lawsuit against the actual person who wrote the report, if you can’t find this person then it won’t work. But if you can find the actual author then you got a good shot.
2. The lawsuit against the original author must be for defamation, business disparagement, putting your business in a false light or some claim of that nature that is legally appropriate. Ask your legal counsel, you will need to actually prove your case in a court of law. You will also have to make the burden of proof that the report against you is false. So if you go this route just be sure that you’re being honest with yourself and that you can prove you have a valid claim of defamation against your business. Otherwise you’re just wasting your time.
3. Send court order to Google here.
One important note about this method is that it is important you are only suing the author of the Ripoff Report itself. In other words do not sue Google. You want Google to help you and they deal with this every day. So make it easy on them give them the facts and a court order declaring that the offending report was false and a defamation. It is extremely important that your court order names the exact report hyperlinks so you can send those to Google to be delisted.
In my findings, Google honors these court order requests swiftly and removes the webpage links from their search index. Now keep in mind this is just on Google’s search engine. You will need to send your court order to Bing and Yahoo to get off of their search engines.
What does Google charge for this? Nothing. At the time of writing this post there still is no fee for delisting but you will have to pay a few hundred dollars in court filing fees and attorney fees vary.
In most cases, the Ripoff Report statements of defamation against the company are very heated, emotional and false. When the author that wrote the report is notified of your litigation with a strong defamation case they usually quickly sign off on a court declaration that their report is was false and defamatory. There is nothing criminal about that. This method also works on the other review sites as well such as Pissed Consumer, Scam.com, Complaints board.
Do I really need a court order? Yes. My findings show Google will not respond unless there is a court order. And do not try to fake the court order with photoshop… That would be bad. You see, Google does not want to get involved in these kind of issues and wants to stay neutral. They also do not want to violate anybody’s trust and adjust their search engine results based upon someone’s opinion as to what defamation is. So a court order makes it easy for them to simply delist the web link and move on.
And there you have it. Two ways for how to remove a ripoff report from Google. Let me know how it goes and good luck!
How do you feel about complaint sites like Ripoffreport?