What are Google’s Removal Policies?
The following tips will guide you through the Google Removal Policy. We also provide do-it-yourself search result repair strategies, to help reduce the damage that is being done, to your Brand or your name, as a result of defamatory content appearing on the first page of Google.
Google Removal Policy for USA Residents:
Unfortunately, in the United States Google is shielded from defamation lawsuits, even if they knowingly publish defamatory content in the search results. This is due to the ironically named law “Section 230(C) of The Communications Decency Act.”
USA SUMMARY: Google will usually not remove damaging search results for your name or your brand, without a court order if you are in the United States.
Alternative Search Repair Option if Denied Under Google’s Removal Policies
We provide commercial search engine suppression services, where we will attempt to make you look better on the first page of Google, by suppressing damaging and unfavorable search results. You can generate a quote automatically with the following form.
Negative Search Result Suppression Tool
Google Removal Policy for UK, Australia, Canada, NZ and other common-law countries
Residents of all Commonwealth countries, as well as additional countries, can often successfully remove damaging search results completely from Google search index, this is because Google is not shielded by the US immunity laws listed above.
GEO-BLOCKING NOTE: If Google does agree to the removal of certain unfavorable search results about you, it will usually only happen through “geo-blocking”. This would mean that the results will be hidden from view only for people conducting searches from within your country, for example Australia, but not for people within the United States or other countries.
You can initiate a deletion request pursuant to Google’s Removal Policies for these countries here.
What to do if your request is denied under Google’s Removal Policies
If Google refuses your request for deletion of damaging search results. You can request professional assistance using the above form. Simply enter your name, your brand, or whatever other such term is causing you difficulties, and our system will generate a quote automatically.