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
Remove ripoff report from google search results
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 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
If Google Shows Reviews From Bricks-And-Mortar Merchants…. Ad ratings and rich snippets in Google’s “organic” or “free” or “editorial” results are voluntary things. You wouldn’t expect merchants with bad reviews to enable these. That brings things back to one of the big fails on Google with some of this. Even if it’s too difficult from rewarding a merchant with bad reviews with a top ranking (and it really shouldn’t be), Google could certainly at least make those bad reviews more visible. Consider this search for plumbers in los angeles: … [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?