[lug] De-index service
bgiles at coyotesong.com
Mon Mar 31 16:52:32 MDT 2014
Expanding on that - "unfavorable reviews"? Do they have a point?
By that I mean there's a lot of stuff that's unfair and that you can't
really do anything about. All you can do is what Davide suggests.
On the other hand I've seen a lot of people with legitimate grievances, or
at least what they perceive as legitimate, who are getting blown off by the
other parties involved. They may feel that the only place they can be heard
is on their own blog, or at a gripe site. At a certain point it even
becomes self-reinforcing, e.g., I didn't stop shopping at Safeway because
they screwed up a $10 off coupon, I stopped shopping there because I
couldn't find any meaningful way to give them feedback other than to talk
to the store manager who had just demonstrated (to me) that she's an idiot.
A missing $10 is annoying, but what if there's a serious food safety
concern and the manager on duty blows it off - what next?
Anyway sometimes you can answer the point on that site (e.g., many review
sites allow the subject to respond), sometimes you can copy the complaint
and include your response on your own website. You have to be VERY careful
if you take this approach - it's very easy to make a bad situation worse -
but most people know that everyone has the occasional bad day, that some
people make unreasonable demands, etc. Handle it well and you can come out
Marginally related for the BLUG crowd - remember years ago (nearly two
decades?) when that one guy would post allegations of child sexual abuse
about anyone who disagreed with him? I'm sure that type is still out there
but (hopefully) most people can now see through that crap. We might think
our google profiles are lacking but it's hard for one person to control
everything said about someone.
On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 7:35 PM, Davide Del Vento <
davide.del.vento at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is not such a thing as "de-index". However, unlike what others
> said, you have two options.
> 1) if the information you are trying to make is clearly incorrect, and
> if it has been posted on serious websites, you (or your pay-service)
> can contact them and have it removed. E.g.: wikipedia, all decent news
> websites, etc. This is usually a tough call.
> 2) if one of the two requirements above is not met (e.g. the
> information is correct, but embarrassing -- or if it has been
> published on crap-websites which you have not legal ways to challenge
> or that is too much time and money consuming) you can still make that
> content "disappear", by making it move to the second, third or later
> page of the search results. To do so, you have to "improve" the hits
> (potentially using one of the pay-services such as reputation.com) in
> a very simple way: flood the internet with "good" content matching the
> search query you want to hide. For example if the search is about your
> name, you want to have many positive pages having your name. Of course
> all the SEO techniques apply so you don't just flood the internet with
> copy-paste copies of your resume, but you have to have "nice" content,
> linked by other high-ranking pages (possibly newspapers), and the
> Good luck.
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 4:27 PM, Quentin Hartman <qhartman at gmail.com>
> > It's a bit off color, but a friend of mine once said, "Putting things on
> > Internet is like pissing into the ocean. Once it's out there, there's no
> > getting it back.". Not sure if it's something he came up with or
> > appropriated, but in any case, I thought it was apt.
> > Q
> > On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 4:15 PM, Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org> wrote:
> >> Change your name and move to a different location.
> >> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 2:59 PM, Andrew Louder <ajlouder at yahoo.com>
> >> > Hello All,
> >> >
> >> > Does anybody know much about how to De-index a web searches to
> >> > unfavorable reviews from google/bing...?
> >> >
> >> > Can anybody recommend a diy page? Or recommend pay service?
> >> >
> >> > Andy
> >> >
> >> >
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