Yahoo’s response to our request to de-index Ripoffreport.com from Australian search results is very encouraging. In most countries, Yahoo! does not have the immunity conveyed to it in the USA through Section 230C of the Communications Decency Act, for that matter, neither does Google. We hope that little-by-little, our boycott’s efficacy will work its way around the world until Ripoffreport’s owner, Ed Magedson, has been permanently muted, and the emotional anguish he causes removed from so many good people. … [Read more...] about Yahoo7 Australia Drops Ripoff Report From Search Results After Defamation Complaints
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If you do find yourself going down this path with an opposing party, swallow your pride, bite your lip—do whatever it takes to keep them from making additional postings (this sort of thing can snowball quickly since it’s so easy to retaliate). And that just plays right into the business model of companies like Ripoff Report who charge you to let you clean up the mess. … [Read more...] about How To Remove Ripoff Reports From Google
It turns out that one of the tech people hit the wrong button. I still don’t completely understand the technical explanation for happened. What I do understand is that it is fixed. Ripoffreport.com is back on the Google index, defending consumers and freedom of speech on the internet as vigorously as ever. … [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?