Competitor Very bad review on some forum?

20 replies
Hi,

An competitor register for free at some forum and post so many bad review according my client website site.

Does anyone have an way to deal with it?

We tried and my client to contact forum owner, he dont want to remove it, answer us is the buzz!! Really crazy answer want make in forum down..

If anyone have idea let us.

We are ready to pay for strong and fast downpage..

Cheers
#bad #competitor #forum #review
  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    An competitor register for free at some forum and post so many bad review according my client website site.

    Does anyone have an way to deal with it?

    We tried and my client to contact forum owner, he dont want to remove it, answer us is the buzz!! Really crazy answer want make in forum down..

    If anyone have idea let us.
    A[n] competitor registered for free at [some] a popular forum and posted [so] many bad reviews [according] about my client's website [site].

    Does anyone have a[n] way to deal with [it] this problem?

    We tried [and my client] to contact the forum owner, but he does not want to remove [it] any reviews.

    WHAT??? "answer us is the buzz!! Really crazy answer want make in forum down."

    If anyone has an idea please let us know.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10368086].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
      If i am getting you, you or your client is getting fake bad reviews on a forum? Is this what you are saying?

      Are you sure 100% is a competitor? If you can prove it i don't think forum owner would have many problems to remove those feedbacks.

      Without proves though he has the rights to keep the posts public so, unless you can prove them they are fake, there's no much you can do about it

      FaBiz
      Signature
      Increase Your Social Exposure by 400%!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10368148].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      A[n] competitor registered for free at [some] a popular forum and posted [so] many bad reviews [according] about my client's website [site].

      Does anyone have a[n] way to deal with [it] this problem?

      We tried [and my client] to contact the forum owner, but he does not want to remove [it] any reviews.

      WHAT??? "answer us is the buzz!! Really crazy answer want make in forum down."

      If anyone has an idea please let us know.
      Lmao. How long did it take you to do that? I'm guessing way too long - especially when all you get in return is doing it for the lulz. It made me laugh, though...

      Do the same thing you do with all bad reviews. Damage control. Ignore it or combat it. Post on the forum yourself. Maybe call attention to it and debunk it publicly. Use it as a PR opportunity. Advertising.
      Signature
      Long Lost Warriors! The Secret Sales System! Act Now! Buy Now! Right Now!
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10368327].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author BenJackson
        Originally Posted by Marc Rodill View Post

        Do the same thing you do with all bad reviews. Damage control. Ignore it or combat it. Post on the forum yourself. Maybe call attention to it and debunk it publicly. Use it as a PR opportunity. Advertising.
        ^This. Take a deep breath, and use it as an opportunity to come out ahead.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10368399].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author time4vps
      Hahaha.

      As other member wrote, just focus on building your reputation and providing quality content. Fake/bad reviews will fade like dream traces.

      Signature
      Time4vps.eu
      VPS Hosting in Europe
      Fast, Affordable and Reliable
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10383387].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jogunn
    Use social media to improve your reputation and help bury that negative review with positive, high-quality content that demonstrates your authority. Kill 'em with kindness!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10372626].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Alex65
    Hi peterhk

    if you do not have evidence that is your competitor.......

    "If you sit by the river long enough, you'll see the bodies of your enemies float by."
    Chinese proverb

    if he uses bad means to succeed is not doing well, go ahead and doing the best works!!!!!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10383617].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author yc2c
    Originally Posted by peterhk View Post

    Hi,

    An competitor register for free at some forum and post so many bad review according my client website site.

    Does anyone have an way to deal with it?

    We tried and my client to contact forum owner, he dont want to remove it, answer us is the buzz!! Really crazy answer want make in forum down..

    If anyone have idea let us.

    We are ready to pay for strong and fast downpage..

    Cheers

    If the forum owner does not want to remove it, then you'll need to work on burying the information. There's numerous ways that this can be achieved.
    Signature
    Online Reputation Management
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10394413].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by yc2c View Post

      If the forum owner does not want to remove it, then you'll need to work on burying the information. There's numerous ways that this can be achieved.
      Which are?



      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      A[n] competitor registered for free at [some] a popular forum and posted [so] many bad reviews [according] about my client's website [site].

      Does anyone have a[n] way to deal with [it] this problem?

      We tried [and my client] to contact the forum owner, but he does not want to remove [it] any reviews.

      WHAT??? "answer us is the buzz!! Really crazy answer want make in forum down."

      If anyone has an idea please let us know.

      Hopefully his competitor used better English otherwise nobody would understand his "smear" campaign...
      Signature
      Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

      ― George Carlin
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10394423].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by salegurus View Post


        Hopefully his competitor used better English otherwise nobody would understand his "smear" campaign...
        Have to give OP the benefit of the doubt and assume they are dealing with a client in the country they are speaking from.

        My suggestion - there are ways to deal with "reputation management." There are guides on the web for this.
        Forbes Welcome

        There is a link to start you off....
        Signature

        "May I have ten thousand marbles, please?"

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10394440].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by yc2c View Post

      If the forum owner does not want to remove it, then you'll need to work on burying the information. There's numerous ways that this can be achieved.
      What a useless answer. Your third post is a shameless attempt to get a person asking for help to check your sig, since all you basically said is "do reputation management", above your ad for reputation management.

      If that is the level of help you intend to offer here, do us all a favor and take a hike. The proliferation of posts like this are the reason so many serious marketers have stopped taking the Warrior Forum seriously as a marketers community, and view it instead as a giant newbie spam fest.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10401090].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Yes to all the suggestions about damage control, but if they have the budget, your client should contact a lawyer. It is against the law for competitors to do what they did and your client has a legitimate reason to file a lawsuit.
    Signature
    My New Video Series is Free (for now)
    Crazy good marketing tips from the founder of JVZoo.
    Get EBR 365 Now!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10394621].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
      Dang, Brian - you're on a roll tonight.

      The OP disappeared, but his post is still very relevant.

      Yes, there are services that hunt down and remove nasty posts, and they are needed.

      There are mentally deranged people who thoroughly enjoy destroying a person's reputation with false allegations on the 'net. They do it for kicks. Total Beavis & Butthead.

      And because the Internet is so good to the anonymous, it is far more prevalent in the cyber than in the bricks and mortar world.

      Finding someone on the 'net to sue for libel is not always easy. A lot of these nuts use proxy servers so your search ends up on a computer at XYZ company in Outer Mongolia or a private server in Vietnam.

      - Annie
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10394649].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author seogurus
    My best advice would be to simply ignore it...why throw fuel on the fire? Google will only reward forum threads that get a lot of action and that is something you definitely don't want. Actually on second thought, maybe do a well written rebuttle review and then leave it be.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10399758].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Attie25
    Success in the true path will be recorded . You should not worry too much about the bad things . You must believe in what you are doing .
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10400488].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by Attie25 View Post

      Success in the true path will be recorded
      Huh ?? Is this a Euphemism lol


      - Robert Andrew
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10401043].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        Huh ?? Is this a Euphemism lol


        - Robert Andrew
        A euphemism for "I need to increase my post count, so here's a platitude for you".
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10401094].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author kimanierick
    that is a very serious allegation if you have the prove. but if the information is right then you will need to focus on cleaning your name. I cant see how a mature person takes to a forum and starts posting bad things about them, I suppose you know them, maybe you can approach them and sort out the issue then he or she can agree top remove the posts but that wont help much because the damage has already happened. just focus on clearing up your name to the public and all shall be well. All the best
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10401478].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author SmartTim
    You can freelance to companies that can clean away all those bad reviews. There are such services.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10401484].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    Whatever if kids want to spam, let them spam, report their posts and ignore them, just like you would at a networking event. Avoid the leeches like the plague.

    I don't see the point in established members always pointing it out. It clogs up the forum just as much as they do. I skip right over them. But I'm starting to become even more irritated at all the members here who are wasting their time responding to these stupid posts. I see someone smart, and I'm looking forward to read what they said...

    And it's just more of the same.

    If you think something is spam, do something about it and report the sucker. Then let's go back to being useful.

    This place is Darwinism at it's finest. No amount of spam posting is ever going to catch our attention. People only click on your sig after they've seen you post useful responses for awhile. They'll get weeded out.
    Signature
    Long Lost Warriors! The Secret Sales System! Act Now! Buy Now! Right Now!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[10402096].message }}

Trending Topics