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How to Remove a Defamatory Blog Post or Website

Disgruntled parties are initiating online reputation and brand attacks on a number of internet forums.  This includes people publishing false and defamatory blog posts. This typically involves them creating a free blog through Google, WordPress or another easy-to-use blog-publishing platform for the sole purpose of disparaging other parties. Businesses and individuals...

Central Florida Apartment Complex’s Anti-Negative Review Policy Backfires

For anyone looking for a place to stay – whether a hotel or an apartment complex – there is no question that, second to price, peer reviews are very important.   Hotels and apartment complexes are well aware of this too and, naturally, their owners and members of management are concerned...

How to Remove False, Defamatory Complaints.com Posts

Businesses have a lot to gain from positive online reviews.  Even a business that has overall strong reviews, however, can suffer if a disgruntled person publishes a false and defamatory post.  Complaints.com is one website where businesses can become victims of internet defamation, and the website’s header – which reads “CONSUMERS...

False Competitor Reviews: John Doe Lawsuits & False Advertising Claims

There is no denying that online reviews are important for businesses.  After all, customers regularly search them out and are increasingly relying them. According to a 2014 survey of 2,104 consumers, SEO expert BrightLocal found that 88 percent of the respondents had read online reviews for local businesses and 88...

How Businesses Can Protect Against, Prevent and Plan for Online Reputation Attacks

Today, consumers typically form first impressions of businesses based on what they read about them on the internet, particularly on search engines such as Google. In fact, according to a study released by PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2012, 80 percent of the 7,005 consumers interviewed worldwide indicated they researched products online before...

How to Remove False, Defamatory Glassdoor Reviews

Founded in 2007, Glassdoor.com is an online “career community” with a database consisting of several million company reviews, CEO ratings, salary reports, job interview reports and more.  But as both the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal have phrased things – in articles published nearly three years apart –...

Whitney Gibson to Lead 3/25 Webinar: “Protecting Against, Preventing, and Planning for Online Reputation Attacks”

On March 25, 2015, Whitney Gibson will be leading an upcoming webinar, “Protecting Against, Preventing, and Planning for Online Reputation Attacks.”  The live online presentation, hosted by Lorman, will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET that Wednesday, and will include a Q&A session at the end.  This webinar...

How to Remove Defamatory News Articles from the Internet

Negative media coverage has always posed a challenge for businesses and professionals.  Given the current internet landscape and the ability of articles to spread quickly through social media, businesses must be especially active in trying to deal with bad publicity.  A defamatory news article can be readily available online for...

How to Remove False and Defamatory Citysearch Reviews

Before there was Yelp, there was Citysearch.  Founded in 1995 as an online guide for finding local businesses, Citysearch helped pave the way into an era of consumers posting online reviews. While Yelp has blown Citysearch and other competition out of the water in recent years, Citysearch is nevertheless still...

Six Things Businesses Should Consider Before Filing Internet Defamation Claims

Even the best businesses cannot always keep every customer, employee, business partner, or other party happy at all times.  Unfortunately, in this day and age, many of these disgruntled parties will choose to take their complaints public by posting disparaging information or content about a company online, which can cause...