When we took the case, the first page of Google had two very conspicuous and damaging search results on display. Two additional problem results were ranking high on the second page of Google. Because these were recently posted complaints, they were demonstrating an “upward trajectory” in Google search. As such, the page1.me team had to first slow down the rapid increase in ranking before we could push them back down again. The highest ranking problem result (represented as a blue line) was in position three. We were able to keep it there for a week or two, before we started seeing a significant drop in ranking. Whereas, the red line represents a negative result that was in position 8 on Google initially, but continued to climb because of the aforementioned vertical trajectory. Once again, our team was able to regain control over the new result’s destructive rate of climb, and then cause it to rapidly reverse its course until completely removed from Google’s first page. You will notice that two weeks later there was an overnight spike of the red result, this can be expected when cases are young. We call this the ” dancing with Google”. This ‘dance’ continued with the remaining results until these were removed from the first page as well.
In just a month all negative search results were removed from the first page of Google. Our client was so pleased with the results, that he initiated a second case for a different search term that was related to his business. The results speak for themselves.
An entrepreneur was struggling with catastrophic damages as a consequence of false and malicious allegations that had been posted on the notorious website RipOffReport.com. One particular complaint page was consistently appearing in at the top of page 1 for Google search results for the individual’s name. There were three additional reviews which ranked on page 2, though occasionally jumping up to the first page. An objective review of the allegations, would lead any educated person to conclude they were false because the alleged facts simply did not stack up. Notwithstanding, the client was still struggling to hold existing clients, and gain new clients due to prominent positioning of the outrageous allegations.
Page1.me began working on the case on 6 December, and by mid-January we were able to push the result down to the second page of Google. In response, the RipoffReport administrators made some changes to the page in order to optimize it once again, but page1.me defeated those efforts within two weeks. Since early February 2016, the first page of Google for this particular client has been completely clear of the damaging results, with the most damaging pages pushed far beyond the third page of Google.
RipOffReport pushed to the second page on Google within 5 weeks
This individual has been passionate about real estate investment strategy since the 1980s. As a poor student with no savings, he was mentored by an experienced investor. In the 25 years since, this client has risen to become an in-demand public speaker for the real estate investment industry.
Unfortunately, a participant in one of his speaking engagements did not have the patience to apply the wisdom imparted by our client. Mistakes were made due to his impatience, and rather than taking responsibility for his actions, the student blamed the teacher. RipOffReport.com was the attack platform of choice for this vindictive individual.
The left-hand side of this timeline graph depicts where the two bogus Ripoff Report reviews were ranking when we took the case in June 2016. As you follow the graph to the right, you can see the downward progression over three months.
Page1.me completely eradicated these damaging results from the first page of Google search results within 3 months.
According to Google statistics, this achievement resulted in an 94% reduction* of exposure to the report result for people searching for this individual.
Unfavourable search results appearing on government websites (.gov) can be very difficult to shift. This is because Google gives very high authority to education and government institutions. Because Google snippets randomly choose only two lines of text, it can make an innocent third-party who was mentioned in the case, appear as the actual offender in the disciplinary action.
In this case, the client had for several years contended problems caused by search results on the US Securities and Exchange Commission website. He had hired many search engine optimisation agencies to try and resolve the issue, but to no avail. Traditional SEO had been able to move the unfavourable result from position 2, down to position 8, but it seemed to be super glued in this position.
Page1.me was able to completely sanitise the first page of Google within three weeks, with the occasional spike thereafter. But from late January 2016 onwards, the targeted search result has been well and truly relegated to the “Google ghettos” (in other words ranking very low)