3 Ways to Remove RipOff Reports Search Results
RipOff Reports Search Results, visible in Google, damages many people’s names and businesses. But there are ways to mitigate the damage by removing Ripoff Reports search results. We are specialized in bringing down negative search results and can help you. But we give free advice too, so here are 3 ways you can remove RipOff Reports.
Who owns RipOff Report
The owner of RipOff Report and founder of the site is Ed Magedson. The site is operated by Xcentric Ventures, LLC, based in Tempe, Arizona.
RipOff Report has a specified purpose of exposing unreliable unethical businesses to save individuals from being hurt financially and psychologically by rip-off businesses. But they don’t have a strong due diligence mechanism, so any person could say anything about anyone. Even if it’s false. The site does have a “Corporate Advocacy Program”, which you should avoid at all cost.
Unfortunately, many good people get falsely accused on the RipOff Report website. This can be out of personal retribution, competitors trying to get you out of business or any other reason. People are quite fickle these days: when seeing something (negative), such as RipOff Report search results, on the first page of Google, they will give credence to the defaming content. Even if it is false. This can have a massive impact on your reputation.
Every day we receive so many questions from people who are hurting and some who’s life is being ruined by a false RipOff Report article. The main question we hear is “how to remove a RipOff Report”. So we decided to list the options to bury a RipOff Report.
3 Main Options to Removing RipOff Reports Search Results
OPTION 1: Control Your Search Results Yourself
Both individuals as companies can do quite a bit themselves to alleviate the damaging search results. There are many free information sources available. Besides complete removal, the only way is to use your positive or neutral content and elevate this in the search ranking, to displace the RipOff Report outcome. Preferably, you want the negatives of the first page. If the unfavorable result is pushed down to page 2, the exposure of people seeing it is already decreased to 6%.
If you are unsure where your RipOff Report review is ranking, you can find out through our free analysis tool.
OPTION 2: Professional Suppression Services
In our opinion, even though we offer legal assistance, suppression is often the best way to remove a RipOff Report. If you think about taking this route, check out this article to see if suppression is the best option in your situation. If you have the budget, you can choose to pay professionals to repair the appearance of your search results. It is not a must to spend money on online reputation repair services like ours, unless you don’t have the time yourself. Or if your business is so damaged that you can justify the expense of the fee-based professional help.
OPTION 3: Lawsuits & Injunctive Relief
The third option is legal action. When it comes to lawsuits, the cheapest method is to go for injunctive alleviation on search engines as Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. With a court order they will remove the undesirable results from their search engines and indexes.
Court Order for Removal
You can also file a claim for monetary damages, but this will be a more costly option. You need to file a lawsuit against the author of the post and prove in court that the published content is untrue. If you are not sure who the author is, our investigation department can help you identify the person responsible. Even when they hide behind proxy servers or non disposable anonymous email accounts.
If you win your case, you can then obtain a court order declaring that the post is defamatory and present this court order to Google. Please note that if Google removes the post, it can still be visible on other search engines such as Bing and Yahoo. So it is best to serve the court order to all search engines. You can use our instructions to serve Google, Yahoo and Bing with a court order.
Keep in mind that the author is not able to remove the post, only RipOff Report is.
Why suing RipOff Report is not worth it
Before you think about suing the site itself, know that RipOff Report is protected by the Communications Decency Act. This Act eliminates RipOff Report’s responsibility and accountability, even if a post is proven false and defamatory in court. Many sued the site but without success, because of this Act. This is why submitting a court order for Google to de-index the search result is the better way to go. Even if you have a strong case against RipOff Report, it is a very expensive process that will costs you thousands of dollars with no guaranteed outcome. You may even be ordered to pay RoR’s legal costs!
RipOff Report Removal Policy for Australia, UK and Canada
Thanks to a change in defamation laws, rules have changed for common law countries such as Australia, Canada and the UK and more. Because of these recent changes, we have been able to provide a guaranteed removal service for common law countries. Unfortunately, the rules are still unchanged for the United States.
When Legal Action is Necessary
You actually just need to turn to these costly investigative and legal options if you know the antagonist(s) won’t stop and leave you alone. If the person is anonymous you have to go the extra mile to discover his or hers identity to get court ordered injunctive relief to cease-and-desist. This way, if the harassment continues, it will go from civil wrongdoing to criminal wrongdoing due to contempt of court.
Don’t Pay RipOff Report
Ripoff Report promises to adjust RipOff Reports for a fee, which often is a thousands of dollars fee. This is their so called “Corporate Advocacy Program“. Dr. Janice Duffy wrote about this alleged extortion and according to her, Magedson admitted to having posts removed for $50,000. But this removal only happened a few times since they state on their site that they never remove a post. If you pay a fee, the site ADJUSTS the post from “negative to positive”. But this doesn’t change much, unless a person reads the entire report. The report remains listed in Google and visible for everyone to see.
How to get Started with Repairing your Online Reputation
If you need help to bury a RipOff Reports search results, we are at your service. Simply sign up through our site or get in touch.