If you have negative articles or court documents about your company, product, or personal life on the first page of Google, it will take time to suppress them.
There’s nothing worse than the feeling of being publicly shamed. Whether it was a legal issue, a misunderstanding, an accident, or something you did wrong on purpose, the feeling is usually the same – embarrassment and regret. Unfortunately, with the internet, it’s not always easy to get public legal sites to remove your negative story or court details. Most times you can’t simply ignore it and hope your online reputation will improve on its own. Articles can live on the web for years and years to come; you must proactively take action.
Cleaning up your online reputation after bad publicity has gone viral is something that every person or company needs to do. It’s important to get the right information out there about what happened and how you’re taking steps to fix it. However, making sure that this message gets across can be difficult.
Don’t Click on the Negative Links!
First and foremost, when you see your name or legal case spread out on the first page of the search engine, it will be very, very tempting to click on the links and read them over and over again. This is one of the worst things you can do.
The Reason It’s Bad for Your Online Reputation
Every time someone clicks on a negative link, Google sees this as an endorsement that these are relevant and good quality…