A Damning Report For Online Reputation Management *MUST READ*

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July 21st, 2012 | RipOffReport.com

Reputation Management: The new "digital extortion"

I find it hard to believe that such a blantantly biased report has come out for those who offer online reputation management.

People are well aware of business scams. They have been around for ages. Any business owner knows this.

The fact that the article is so biased against ORM experts is ludicrious. They are saying that any SEO or ORM marketer is a thief and that NONE of them should be trusted.

Thoughts?
#damning #management #online #read #report #reputation
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    • Profile picture of the author Croque
      That picture made my day

      July 21st, 2012 | RipOffReport.com

      Reputation Management: The new "digital extortion"
      Says the people that keeps getting sued for extortion, for demanding money from companies to remove bad reviews from the site :rolleyes:.

      The way I see it is to not to let other people's words and actions, stop you from taking action and do what needs to be done.
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  • Profile picture of the author somacorellc
    "These companies usually do this by creating positive profiles on social networking and other sites which are designed to rank highly in search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo! (NOTE - you can do this yourself for free)."

    Free, huh? Awesome! Let's look at all the other things you can do for free:
    • Pay your taxes
    • Make a website
    • Cut your hair
    • File your nails
    • Treat your own illnesses
    • Get in shape
    Good to know I've been doing business with scam companies all these years. I'm honestly surprised they lumped SEO and Rep Mgmt so closely together.
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    • Profile picture of the author SocialExtreme
      Originally Posted by somacorellc View Post

      "These companies usually do this by creating positive profiles on social networking and other sites which are designed to rank highly in search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo! (NOTE - you can do this yourself for free)."

      Free, huh? Awesome! Let's look at all the other things you can do for free:
      • Pay your taxes
      • Make a website
      • Cut your hair
      • File your nails
      • Treat your own illnesses
      • Get in shape
      Good to know I've been doing business with scam companies all these years. I'm honestly surprised they lumped SEO and Rep Mgmt so closely together.

      Hahah well said!
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  • Profile picture of the author azurews
    I find it interesting that they promote their own agenda on the same page (and all for only $2,250!)...

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    Second, if you really think a report is false but don't want to pay for an attorney, you may want to consider submitting the matter to Ripoff Report's new VIP Arbitration Program. Although this program is not free (the current cost is $2,250, a fraction of the cost for an attorney and going to court), the program gives you the ability to submit evidence to a neutral and independent arbitrator (including an arbitrator who is a retired judge) who will review the evidence and make a written decision as to whether a report is true or false. If the arbitrator concludes that a report contains a false statement of fact, that statement will be (((REDACTED))) from the report. No reputation management / SEO company can offer this type of service.
    Hmmmmmm.....very interesting
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    • Profile picture of the author rapatterson
      Originally Posted by azurews View Post

      I find it interesting that they promote their own agenda on the same page (and all for only $2,250!)...



      Hmmmmmm.....very interesting
      You got that right! The article is obviously only to promote their own business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ninja Ana
    Interesting indeed!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxwellB
    It's not actually damning because the information is so wrong and it's obvious that they wouldn't want you to do reverse seo on their reports...they wouldnt make any money if their sites weren't in the first page.

    So it's so biased and any business owner will get that if you explain it to them.

    Instead they want to corner the market, make money from the reports And then removing them lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
    Anybody feel like giving them bad rep and letting them fix it themselves for free? Haha
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    • Profile picture of the author Prince Vegeta
      Originally Posted by eljeffe77 View Post

      Anybody feel like giving them bad rep and letting them fix it themselves for free? Haha
      My thoughts exactly
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  • Profile picture of the author charto911
    please remove that link you are helping them out
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpro
    That site is notorious for 'ripping off' people by allowing all kinds of stuff to be posted, thet getting them to pay to remove it.

    Ignore them, they aren't worth the time.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Lopaca
    People that read reviews about businesses make up their own minds based on the weight of the good vs bad... If you have 20 great things to say about a business and only one or two bad then more than likely people will sway to the good. As for any service that offers Rep management being a rip off I think that needs to be weighted too. If a business is doing a good job at a fare price then how can you call it a rip off?
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