Google is changing the way it manages removal of libelous content.
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Important Update to Google Content Removal Policy

Important Update to Google Content Removal Policy

Google is changing the way it manages removal of libelous content.It’ more important than ever to monitor your online reputation!

Google is updating its removal requests. Apparently if you want something removed from Google, it will be harder than ever.

“Attorneys specializing in Internet and defamation law are reporting that Google is increasingly denying removal requests that accompany a court order specifying the content is defamatory/libelous. Google has previously honored such requests under an informal policy.

This shift highlights a few things we’ve always stressed at BrandYourself about managing your online reputation: “

  • Reputation Management is your best defense.Meaning that your best approach to defamatory/libelous content is to be ahead of the game and watch your back proactively.
  • Your best option to maintaining a good reputation is to know that as much as a negative results can hurt you, having more positive search results can help you.
  • If you rank higher in Google Search Results, people will probably never see the negative result and the better results will push the negative results down in the searches. And if people find more good stuff about you, they are more likely to overlook one negative post.
  • And as they say directly, the best way to bury the negative post is to bury it with positive posts.
  • If you find a negative post, consider the source, first of all, maybe it’s a bad review, maybe it’s just libelous. If it’s a bad review, address it personally and see if you can turn it around into something positive.
  • If it’s libelous or defamatory, there’s not as much you can do about it any more as Google is less likely to remove it for you.

The moral of this story is to stay ahead of the game and watch your back for these negative posts. You can also hire some like ourselves to continue to post aggressively for you to help bury the negative post faster.

So much for Hump Day news, huh?