How to remove negative search results

Remove and Push Down Negative Search Results from Google

Are you looking for a simple solution to push down or remove a negative search result from Google?

Negative search results could damage your online reputation and business. There is no question about it.

Whether you are doing an online business or you’re just a regular guy who wants to get hired, a negative search reputation is nothing to be taken lightly.

In this post, I will share with you a simple and effective way to remove or push down negative search results from Google.

After reading this post, you can easily remove unwanted articles or links from Google search results.

I have used this strategy to remove negative search results for my clients from Google, Bing, and Yandex.

If you use this same strategy then I am sure that you will see amazing results.

Why Remove Negative Content from Google Search

A negative search result can haunt a business or person for years. For a business, it pushes away customers and destroys the brand image.

For working individuals, it closes down doors to new employment opportunities, relationships, and a lot more. Over time, this could lead to serious financial and mental health issues.

Your brand reputation is something you should not take lightly. Any negative story published on the Internet could be tragic for you.

You should immediately take strong action against negative search results. This includes defamatory content in search results, bad reviews, false information, or literally anything that affects your brand image.

I have helped hundreds of my clients with this very same strategy. I am confident that you will find it useful too. Just follow along instructions in this article and you’ll see quick results.

How to Remove Negative Search Results?

Plan to safely remove negative search results

When you find a negative search result targeting your name or business, there is a good chance that you may get panicked.

In these situations, people look for a negative SEO specialist.

These so-called specialists generate millions of backlinks using spam-generating software. This might have an adverse effect on your reputation.

This is the last thing you should do if your only concern is fixing your reputation in the search results.

Let me explain why.

Negative SEO or Reverse SEO is a very bad solution for this problem. This strategy makes it even harder to push down the negative search results.

If you want real improvement, then you should hire someone who at least knows reputation management. Not everyone can do it because there are not enough resources to help you out.

Only years of SEO experience can give this understanding of how to fight bad links.

I’m not saying it is difficult. In fact, you can do it yourself if you’ve got time. DIY online reputation management requires time and lots of manual effort.

That being said, let’s take a look at a step-by-step actionable strategy to remove negative search results.

What is a negative search result?

Google search results

Any page, image, or video about your brand that gives it a bad online image is considered a negative search result.

It could damage the online reputation of a business. This will lead to huge revenue loss and sometimes complete bankruptcy.

Repairing an online reputation is called ‘online reputation management.

It is a marketing practice that utilizes the available search engine optimization strategies to carefully remove or suppress negative search results.

This can be done in two main ways.

1. Getting the negative search result permanently removed based on legal action. However, it could cost thousands of dollars and may not work very well.

2. Creating positive information with an effective strategy to push down negative search results. It is safe, efficient, and works very well for most businesses and individuals.

Is Negative SEO an Effective Online Reputation Management Strategy?

Negative backlinks chart

Negative SEO or Reverse SEO is a strategy where people create low-quality backlinks in hope of suppressing a particular page from the search results.

I have told this many times to my clients and I will repeat this here too.

Negative SEO is not an effective strategy. It did work in the past but Google can differentiate between spam links and real links now.

You should save your time and money by never using a negative SEO strategy for online reputation management.

For more information, take a look at my detailed negative SEO case study to understand why I am against using this strategy.

How to remove negative information from the Internet?

Important: If the website looks shady then never contact the webmaster. They might replicate the content.

This online reputation management strategy rarely works but is worth giving a try.

Negative results can be removed from Google and other search engines. Here’s how:

  • Find and download all the search results from at least 10 pages.
  • Find the webmaster’s email. Or use who.is to find the information.
  • Contact the site owner to remove that negative page from their site.

The search result removal strategy has a meager success rate. That’s why most online reputation managers prefer to use the push-down strategy to get negative information suppressed from Google. It works because hardly anyone ever goes to the second or third page of search results.

How to Remove Negative Search Results from Google using DMCA?

Google made it easier for people to request search results removal. But, in most cases, it doesn’t work.

Google only complies with the search results which are a real threat to a person or if it is stealing someone else’s digital work (copyright infringement).

If a negative search result on your name is showing up, you can ask Google to remove it by filling out this form. Google is strict when it comes to the removal of a search result.

You should use it carefully and include as much information as possible like why you want to get this removed and what’s the reason.

Also, please keep in mind that if you try to manipulate the DMCA process, Google may take legal action against you or your company.

If that worked for you, then congratulations!

If not, then don’t worry as you can still push down negative search results.

How to Push Down Negative Search results from Google?

Suppressing negative search results is a strategy that works every time for my clients.

With this strategy, unwanted Google search results disappear after some time for most of my clients. As I keep tracking those keywords, the negative results hardly ever come back.

Let me tell you how I do it.

1. Create a website

Create a website

Having a website in this digital age is important for the survival of your business. If you don’t own a website for your company or brand then you need to do it right away.

In online reputation management, our goal is to own as much space on the 1st-page of Google as possible.

You can purchase as many domains as you want and create new websites.

Remember our goal here is to create a lot of content and replace negative search results with these sites.

It is not easy to create and maintain a lot of websites at once. Especially when you want to take care of your online reputation.

You can hire people from various online job networks to create and maintain those websites for you. It will save you a lot of time which you can utilize by creating more content and web properties.

When you have those sites ready, you should make an effective SEO strategy. We want them to be on the first page. Again, ranking a lot of websites on the same keyword is not an easy job. However, it can be done by a professional SEO expert.

Now that you have your websites ready, you should optimize their on-page SEO. Here are some basic SEO tips that you will find useful:

  1. Add your brand keyword at least once in the H1 heading. This is usually known as the page title.
  2. Use your keyword in the meta title.
  3. Add a meta description and include your keyword.
  4. Link your homepage on the keyword from internal pages.

These are the steps to create websites for managing your online reputation:

  • Purchase domain names related to your brand/business name.
  • Create and design your websites using WordPress (it’s easy to use).
  • Optimize on-page SEO and make sure they load faster on mobile.
  • Create backlinks (or hire someone) to improve the ranking of your website.

2. Create social media profiles

social media profile icons

You can use some of these social media competitor analysis tools to research how other people in your niche are using social platforms.

By having a good social media presence you can rank higher on the 1st page. Remember our goal is to occupy as many 1st page results as possible to remove negative search results.

You can start by creating profiles on top social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Quora, and Pinterest.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you have to keep your social media profiles updated on a regular basis. This will tell Google that these pages are frequently updated and are more relevant to the targeted keyword.

  • Create social media profiles on your keyword.
  • Interlink all those social media profiles and pages.
  • Keep all the social profiles regularly updated.

3. Create web 2.0 blogs

Create web 2.0 blogs

I have had great success using web 2.0 blogs to occupy 1st-page results. It helped me suppress content for a lot of my clients.

Don’t worry, if you don’t know what a web 2.0 blog is. I am going to explain it step by step.

What is Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 are publisher-type sites that allow their users to create their pages with a unique URL. These sites include free blog platforms(Tumblr, WordPress.com, Blogger), social bookmarking sites, social media platforms(Twitter, Reddit, Quora), and video sharing platforms (YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo).

Web 2.0 provides page owners with sharing, grouping, and networking facilities. Most importantly, they create unique URLs where you can provide highly useful information to rank for your targeted keyword.

Which Web 2.0 Blogging platforms You should use?

Platforms like Medium, WordPress.com, Blogspot, and Tumblr are good examples of web 2.0 blogs.

Essentially you can create free blogs on those platforms and create good-quality content around your targeted keywords. Also, make sure that you optimize them for SEO.

If you don’t know how to do SEO then read as much as possible about SEO. It is an important step because you can’t rank your web 2.0 property on the 1st page if it is not optimized.

Also, all your blogs should be regularly updated. This tells Google that your site is more recent and frequently updated which helps it bring to the first page.

  • Create blogs on platforms such as Medium, WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr, and so on.
  • Optimize them for search engines on your keyword.
  • Regularly, create content on those web 2.0 blogs.
  • Don’t ever mention negative search results (that we want to push down) on any web 2.0 or social profile pages.

4. Write on High Authority Blogs

Publish guest posts on high domain authority blogs

Blogging is the easiest way to cover up your 1st-page search results.

You should find out top-quality blogs and news sites that publish guest posts on their website. Make sure their domain authority is excellent. Higher domain authority site’s articles tend to rank easily on the first page of Google.

Some of these blogs even help you out in writing those articles to publish on their blog.

  • Find top-quality blogs and news websites that are relevant to you.
  • Pitch them an article idea that you think you are really good at.
  • Get your articles published in your name. If you are also trying to rank your website get a backlink to your website from that article too.

5. Create Powerful Backlinks

  • When you have created positive content, it is time to give it some credibility.
  • Create links on high-quality relevant websites and link to your positive content.
  • This can improve search rankings for your positive stories, especially on Google.

How to Remove Negative Search Results from other Search Engines?

While it is possible to remove some pages from Google, the odds of getting them approved are very low.

On the other hand, it is illegal if you falsify DMCA on any search engine. Google, Microsoft, & Yahoo can take legal action against you if you try to wrongfully purge the results.

To remove information from other major search engines, please follow the given links:

The most helpful way to remove negative search results is by providing positive search results to search engines.

  • Write high-quality content on your online social profiles and web properties.
  • Promote your brand online by using advertising, guest postings, and PR.
  • Create more web properties and increase your brand influence in the search.
  • Manage social media accounts for your business more frequently.
  • Respond effectively to every positive or negative review related to your brand.

In short, improve your brand influence online. It will take some time to get satisfactory results, but eventually, it will work.

Check out my recent post on how to remove a domain name completely?

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