How To Suppress Google Search Results 2019
Suppressing Google search results can be a nightmare if you do not know where to start. Did you know that 91% of online adults use search engines to find information on the internet?
In this digital era, online users are able to discover the answers to all of their questions within a few clicks on their mouse. What does the internet say about you?
65% of people see search results as the most trusted source of information about individuals and businesses. That is a higher level of trust than any other on or offline source of information.
When working online it is imperative that you maintain a positive online reputation. You can do so in various methods however we have worked over the past decade to uncover the simplest and most efficient way to not only create but how to maintain a positive reputation.
Learn how to also optimize these efforts so more individuals are able to quickly locate you online.
In this article, we will work through why it is important to remove negative information on search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo. We will teach you the best ways to promote yourself online with little to no money at all.
In the conclusion of this reading, you will gain additional insight into the best methods used today, in 2019 to improve your overall web presence.
Why Is Your Personal Information Showing on Google?
For starters let us explain how Google operates and why you see the specific results you currently see. Start to rank of Google for the content you approve!
The best way that we like to describe Google is that of a librarian. Google does not own any of the websites they show you within the search results just like a librarian does not own any of the books in the library. They simply point you in the right direction.
In order to find an answer to your questions, type a phrase into Google’s search query. These are known as search terms or keyword searches.
The internet is home to billions of websites. This can make it extremely disheartening if the individual seeking to remove personal information on Google has a nearly nonexistent web presence.
In this case, all that typically appears in the search results are data aggregate websites. Otherwise known as background reporting agencies (i.e. WhitePages, Spokeo, Radaris, as well as 50+ other databases). Here at NetReputation, we can work to remove these on your behalf in as little as 3-6 weeks.
Google will scour the entire internet in search of information about the related keywords you searched. The most pertinent information will reside on the first three pages of the results.
It is important that while you are working to suppress negative content from Google you surpass the third page to maximize your efforts.
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Promote Yourself With Fresh Positive Content
The most effective way to suppress Google search results would be to promote yourself in a positive light for an extended period of time.
The best way to promote yourself online is through various unpaid social media platform that you probably use every day! Implement public relations into the mix to maximize your reach!
One easy trick to blast a ton of content online about yourself would be to take your Facebook profile off private and make it public. This will essentially index all of your photos to Google Images.
This strategy has yielded great success for those willing enough to make their profiles public.
By creating as many social accounts as possible you are giving Google more than enough ammunition when another individual searches your name online.
Here is a short list of the best do-follow social media platform as of March 2019:
- WordPress (for those of you that are tech-savvy, create a personal blog website!)
- & Tumblr
Types of Content To Publish Online
Over the past year, we have taken notice of the best pieces of content you can use to promote on a daily basis.
We have seen this success with our business’ Instagram accounts (@netreputation).
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Content You Make Yourself
It is as simple as it sounds. This is the easiest form of content to create if you have an eye for trendy, artsy or “viral” content ideas.
This is a great way to not only increase your personal branding efforts but it gives your audience a look into what you care about and what interests you personally. So instead of reposting other accounts’ successful content, so try using a website such as Canva to create high-engaging content yourself. You may be surprised at what you are capable of.
Podcasts have been around the internet for an awfully very long time. However recently they’ve gained momentum. Individuals such as Joe Rogan have been able to continue their media careers on Podcasts alone.
This is one of the most effective ways to increase awareness online about yourself. You can use various social media outlets to show your content as well. Soundcloud, YouTube, and even Facebook Live have made many individuals “famous”.
Some say podcasts are the new radio (since they are on-demand).
Because some social sites, like Facebook and Twitter, don’t permit direct audio uploads, you’ll need to share a site’s link to your podcast within your status update or in the comment section(s).
Lastly, you can also use Canva to create an appealing featured image and overlay the audio of your podcast. From there you can simply upload your new podcast as a video to bypass certain limitations.
Users are starting to get tired of reading blogs over and over again. This sparked the birth of infographics. These “comic-strip” like images showcase important information the author is trying to get across to the reader.
Everyone loves infographics. They’re sometimes attention-getting and informative. Thanks to this, infographics usually get a ton of engagement and typically will rack up quite a lot of shares. This is exactly what you want, the more social shares the more favorable your information will look in the eyes of Google.
If you’re wanting to create an infographic however aren’t certain where to begin, Canva also incorporates a few templates which will facilitate your start.
We use Canva for a majority of our content development.
Sharing consumer testimonials may be a good way to induce your potential prospects to feel safer regarding selecting you over a competition.
After all, it lets them see what current purchasers have aforesaid regarding the company/product before they make their final decision.
One of the best forms of customer reviews is done through videos. If you can gain a short clip from a real customer talking about your products you should post that everywhere online.
Posting sentimental reviews is a perfect way to build trust between your brand and your potential customers.
In addition, by publishing a positive review video you could potentially outweigh that effects of a negative text review.
Suppressing a Negative Review on Google
This is a touchy subject. The reason being is that review platforms such as Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google and many more want to protect the individual leaving the review. This means they will not typically remove a review “because you don’t like it”. You must prove that the information posted was false, defamatory or that the individual was never a customer.
This can be extremely difficult to deal with after your business can incur a negative review. There is nothing worse than having negative information appear on the first page of Google to deter any potential customers from even considering you.
The best recourse action from here would be to focus your marketing efforts around generating more positive reviews across all applicable review sources.
Gaining positive reviews can be accomplished through the following efforts:
- Create various business listings (broaden your reach)
- Publish high-engaging content that users will want to share
- Create incentive options ($5 gift cards for every 5-star review left)
- Ask at the point of closing or a week later (while your brand name is still fresh)
- Ask to meet with your clients
- Stop asking yes and no questions. Make them explain why they liked your service.
- Compliment the customer first
- Directly ask them for a review if you know they are pleased with your service/product(s)
- Host an event (offer free tickets to those who leave a great review)
- Follow up with attendees afterward to get their feedback
Positive reviews are not easy to get in 2019. Customers are more likely to leave a negative review over a positive review. There is no rhyme or reason, however, people tend to comment on a negative experience.
Way To Remove Unwanted Google Results When Possible
Reputation management companies such as NetReputation works to eliminate any trace of negative information online pertaining to individuals and businesses. Whether this is removing negative search results or bad reviews complete the form below for immediate assistance:
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One of the easiest ways to remove negative search engine results is by contacting the site owners and requesting removal options. So, most of the time if you can show that article or photo brings no traffic to their website they should comply and update/remove the content posted about you.
Online reputation management works to address these situations head on for you so you can focus on what really matters, running your business.
You can use ICANN WHOIS tools to uncover the email address of the website owner if they kept their domain information public. A quick and polite email should do the trick.
If you have attempted this but have seen no results or the site owners never answered you please complete the form above and our team will look into this matter for you.
Best Reputation Management Strategy for Suppressing Google Search Results
At the end of the day, altering Google search results will take time. Unless you are able to get the website owner to remove the content for you, working to suppress Google search results may take 2-3 months before you start seeing results.
The best techniques to push down the negative search results is by promoting yourself or brand heavily on social media websites. As well as possibly paying a local newspaper or media outlet to feature your name in a press release.
Furthermore, press release articles typically cost $200-500 each and show favorably within Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Most of the time on the first page within one or two days.
Still stuck? Hire NetReputation to suppress unwanted results of Google while working to promote positive results along the way.
Stop suffering from negative search results when there is something you can be doing about it! We can’t wait to hear back from you.