I’m not a lawyer, but I believe the legal issue that Yahoo7 mentions is that Australia doesn’t have laws that protect online publishers from liability for content posted by others (the way the Communications Decency Act in the U.S. protects online publishers). In other words, Yahoo7 could be found liable of defamation if it shows content from other sites in its search results and that content is found to be defamatory. … [Read more...] about Yahoo7 Australia Drops Ripoff Report From Search Results After Defamation Complaints
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Be honest with yourself here (otherwise, you’re just wasting time and money). If the report about you is true (or if you can’t prove your case), you do not have a valid claim for defamation, and this option will not work for you. Again, the key here is being able to prove your case in a court of law. If you can’t do that, game over. You’re stuck with one of the other options above. … [Read more...] about How To Remove Ripoff Reports From Google
Plus, if Ripoff Report were gone, what would happen to the “reputation management” companies whose business model is hiding the truth by pushing Ripoff Reports down on the search engine rankings? They would lose the ability to charge ridiculously high rates to companies who don’t want to use our fair arbitration program or join our CAP program because it would require them to improve their customer service and provide refunds. How would they feed their children?! … [Read more...] about Ripoff Report Not Banned, But Removes Itself From Google’s Index
However, the more immediate concern remains why Google would have rewarded a merchant like this, right now, with its existing systems. The answer is that Google’s ranking systems are far from perfect. You get a few good matches, and that satisfies many people. But some poor quality sites still get rewarded. This isn’t about pulling spam, because a bad merchant doesn’t necessarily equal a merchant that’s spamming Google. This is about Google actually doing what Google is supposed to do. Ensure that only the best things show up in the top of its results. … [Read more...] about Google’s “Gold Standard” Search Results Take Big Hit In New York Times Story
Since they will not remove it if someone defames you on their site, one would think that the most effective recourse would be to obtain a court order that identifies the pages as being defamatory, and then petition Google to remove the Ripoff Report page from their search results. (Google recently seemed to suspend removals of defamatory content for a period, but they have been resuming some removals once more.) … [Read more...] about Is Ripoff Report subverting Google take-downs?