Because its legal team is still reviewing the situation, Yahoo7 wouldn’t tell us how many defamation complaints it received. We also asked if the ongoing review means that the de-indexing may not be permanent, and if Ripoff Report has any recourse to object to or challenge Yahoo7’s decision. The company declined to answer those questions for the same reason. … [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
It was an “in your face” reminder that sites like Ripoff Report depend on Google to survive. Of course, I was worried that it was the end of Ripoff Report. While I would love to sell the website someday, I sure don’t want it to vanish. I didn’t know it when I started the industry 15 years ago, but review sites are the voice of the people and have changed the way business is done today. Sure, there are copycat sites out there — some of them literally copied our content to get their start. But Ripoff Report is not just the original, it is the only review site that I know of that doesn’t cave to bullying by businesses who want to hide negative information and that protects anonymous authors. … [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
Ripoff Report, and a number of other websites, have created a niche industry based on the Section 230 protection. Such sites invite people to anonymously post reviews and comments. In practice, Ripoff Report and other similar sites almost universally elicit only negative “reviews,” and simply being mentioned on these types of sites automatically confers some reputation damage because of the website’s name. It’s not named “Independent Reports” or “Consumer Reports” or anything neutral — thus, everyone listed therein must be a “Ripoff.” … [Read more...] about Is Ripoff Report subverting Google take-downs?