Intentionally De-Index a Page

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My client has a fraudulent report on ripoffreport.com showing up #3 for his company name. Is it possible to have this page blacklisted by building junk links to it? Any other suggestions besides pushing it down (unless you have a particularly unique and successful method)? Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author J0hnnycl1ckz
    I am not 100% familiar with ripoff report, but I read that any company can post a rebuttal to the supposed claim right underneath the ripoff claim. The only way that I know to get the page de-indexed would be to set up a 404 not found page which obviously you can't do. So why not take the option of filing a rebuttal that soothes the situation? Don't attack the person that filed the claim, but instead demonstrate that your client's business is capable of reconciling these types of claims. If you did that, anyone that visits the ripoff report would see that your client's company had taken the time to remedy the issue. That just seems like the more logical approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author linkvana
    RipOffReport is a PR6 site, so trying to spam it to deindexation would be nearly impossible.

    Much better off posting a rebuttal as noted above.

    You could also build some web properties on different domains(web 2.0 posts, blog posts etc) about your client, and then SEO those to rank above RipOffReport. That's how the reputation management firms do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author svalegria
      What I have heard (no experience) is that you can't rebut the report. You have to enter their CORPORATE ADVOCACY PROGRAM which makes you jump through all kind of hoops and I have heard will run upwards of $10,000. It does not get rid of the report but only adds to it that they have investigated you and you are an acceptable business. Anyone with first had experience?
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      • Profile picture of the author J0hnnycl1ckz
        Originally Posted by svalegria View Post

        What I have heard (no experience) is that you can't rebut the report. You have to enter their CORPORATE ADVOCACY PROGRAM which makes you jump through all kind of hoops and I have heard will run upwards of $10,000. It does not get rid of the report but only adds to it that they have investigated you and you are an acceptable business. Anyone with first had experience?
        You are correct I just looked and it's like $2,000 just to rebut 2 claims (should file a ripoff report on that lol). That website is so damn shady. Maybe a better option would be to employ someone in a "internet reputation campaign"? I have never used these companies so I can't speak to their effectiveness or credibility, but it seems like the companies that offer these services would have no problem getting that listing off the first page of google within several months.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kael41
    Originally Posted by whitehalls View Post

    Trying to hurt a competitor is useless! Tell Google about it if I have understood correctly he's cheating in some way to get #3.

    But don't waste time with him, a website can have hundred links pointing to it from 100 explicit websites but those can't hurt it as far as I know... (unless of course you're linking to them in return by exchanging links).
    Incorrect. There have been cases where blackhatters have targetted sites with a TON of porn links and links from known "bad neighborhoods" to sites they wanted to bring down. Now, there's a bunch of factors that go into it, but it has been possible.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kael41
      Originally Posted by whitehalls View Post

      And you have proof they got them down?
      Yea, I saw the thread at one time (it was a casestudy)..this was roughly 2 years ago, on one of the black hat forums I'm on. I remember following it along thinking no way, but sure enough it worked. I'll try to find it...and I think there's also another guy who wanted to test it himself against one of his own domains so that he could verify as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThatAblaze
    Ohh my, what a scam! Get a negative report about some major company ranked highly enough and extort them for thousands to get it taken down!

    It is easy to deindex a YOUNG site. If you tried to spam an established site like that you would probably just end up pushing it higher in the SERPS.

    You could create a review site of your own and attempt to rank that site above the rip-off-report.
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