Reputation monitoring services are of high popularity since stakeholders are searching for companies and people online. Rip off reports or online complaints filed on an extremely popular website rip off (dot com). A rip off report complaint about a business can hurt sales and consumer trust. The complaints posted on this site rank very well on search engines and sometimes outrank business owners own website when someone searches their company name.
The Rip off report website has been online for 12 years and has over 500,000 listing. It is almost impossible, if not impossible to force rip off report to delete (remove) a complaint from their website. Their website among others is protected by a law called the communications decency act (CDA), which basically states that an Internet service provider (website owner) is not legally responsible for content that a user posts. RipOffReport.com even states clearly on their website that they never remove rip off reports even if the original author requests it. You will also find that search engines will not intervene when it comes to having a rip off report removed from search results.
The only option available on how to remove complaints from Google and survive online is to bury the link on search engines using search engine optimization (SEO) tactics. In this case you will be launching a search engine reputation management campaign. Below are some tips on how to remove complaints from Google:
. Create micro-sites like YOUR-NAME.com – Add content about you or your company to these new domains.
. Create complete social profiles on sites like linkedin.com, Facebook, peopile.com, Twitter, and others.
. Get bloggers to blog about you or your business and link from the blog posts to your new sites and profiles.
. Add your company to industry directories and become active on industry forums.
. Get people and other websites to link to your sites (link building)
. Do not spam search engines with the same content over and over. Use unique content on each new site you create.
. Create a YouTube account and add videos weekly. These videos may rank well for your company name.
. Create a new press release weekly and submit it to press release sites like PRWeb.com and others.
. Add your blog to blog directories and use your company name or name in the description areas of the pages.
. Do not threaten any blogger or website owner. They have control not you.
It will take time and money to bury a rip off report link. It can take several weeks to see the link move down search results. Expect to spend $200-$2500 if trying to bury a rip of report on your own and many hours behind the computer. If you hire a company to help you bury a rip off report link, it may cost more but should happen faster in most cases.