If you have negative complaint on Ripoff Report or somewhere else on the Internet, you may be approached by someone selling Reputation Management, ..Search Engine Optimization or SEO services. Ripoff Reports staff has heard of Reputation Management /SEO companies emailing, calling, or faxing their sales pitch to people within minutes of a complaint being posted about them online. Some of them even falsely infer that they work for or on behalf of Ripoff Report. If this has happened to you, we want to warn you that hiring an SEO company to hide or bury your online complaint may be one of the worst mistakes you can make. If you are a company or individual that has negative Reports about you, and you are mad at Ripoff Report, .. read this story, you will see, Ripoff Report is the least of your problemBelow you will see links to independent stories written by those that became victims and links to independent writers.. What is SEO? The term can refer to many different things, but in general it is en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the natural or un-paid (organic or algorithmic) search results. HUH? In plain English, reputation management or SEO companies will typically promise to help you hide negative complaint about your company. Sounds good, right? 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). These companies may even claim that for a $995 up-front fee and $109.00 per month they can remove negative information from the Google search results. In our experience, that is false. If you see any website that claims to be able to remove content from a search engine like Google, you should view this as a MAJOR red flag. What SEO or reputation management companies are really saying is that they can create positive web pages that will show up before the negative ones, thereby pushing the negative results lower, maybe to the second or third pages of Googles search results. The negative pages are never removed, they are just a little harder to find. And, these results are often only temporarya negative complaint may be pushed down for a few days or weeks, but then will suddenly pop back up to the top of the results putting you back at square one. Those who have used these services claim that the SEO company will make things even worse. Of course, you may find that the Reputation Management SEO company has no guarantee of results. IF they do, they are more than likely based overseas, so once they have your money, you may have absolutely no recourse if they fail to deliver results. Get ready for threats and intimidation. See below. Also, if the SEO Company is promising to actually remove the negative information from Google, they may be breaking the law. Ripoff Report recently uncovered a reputation management scheme, that actually involved injecting unauthorized code into the website — a criminal offense. The companies who paid for that service not only contributed to the crime but their listing also ended up right back at the top of the search engines once the illegal code was removed. .
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