Despite what you’ve been told, any press is not good press. Bad press, negative information about you and your business can absolutely have a negative impact on yourself, your business, and your future. This has become increasingly true with the growth of the so-called cancel culture in which just one perceived wrong action, wrong words by an employee can result in a deluge of social media attacks, and where social media attacks happen, news articles follow. If you have had negative news articles written about you, then you probably already know just how quickly they can pile up. And then, when someone who previously had never heard of your business goes Googling to learn more about you and your business, those negative articles are the first that pop-up, very likely dissuading them from becoming a buying customer.
So if you are a business or contractor, then it is important for you to understand how to remove news article from the internet. This is because even if you haven’t had negative press written about you today, you never can know what will happen tomorrow. The following is a look at a few important things to know about how to remove articles from the internet fast:
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How to Remove Articles from the Internet Fast
If you choose to do things yourself, then the primary method you’re going to use is the deletion method. This involves three steps:
- Delete anything self or employee-written in connection with the bad press.Damage control begins with you and your business. Delete and remove any social media posts and content that may be read negatively or that have negative remarks. For example, if your business Facebook posts are being inundated with negative posts, block comments until you can complete the final steps. Or until the mob wave dies down.
- Request news article retractions.Where possible, give reporters the right information and request they remove negative articles that do not accurately portray this situation. Be prepared to be told no.
- Go to higher authorities.Google, Facebook, and other authority websites will sometimes remove articles from their platforms if they contain erroneous information or incite violence. Again, be prepared to hear no.
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Trying to remove news articles from the internet on your own can feel like herding cats in that every time you get even a small success, another bad article pops up. For this reason, it can be incredibly helpful to hire a professional reputation management company like ours that offers guaranteed removals and a good reputation score. What is a bad reputation score, you ask. Reputation scores are internal scores our reputation management system uses to rate how many negative items pop up in relation to searches for your business or individual name. When you hire a professional reputation management system, this is one of the core goal marks they’ll use to show how well they are doing at removing bad articles and increasing good press.
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