Why are negative SEO attacks becoming more common? There are a number of reasons why someone may attempt to de-rank your website, but they usually fall into two categories:
- They want to outrank you in search results
- You have posted something that damages their reputation
If you have an online business, or even just a blog or social media account, you are susceptible to attacks by negative SEO services…scary but true. But all is not lost, so read on to find out a bit about how the practice of ‘Google bowling’ works and what you can do about it.
1. A disgruntled employee/business partner/romantic interest/ decides to post negative things about you or your company in a blog, the blog starts to rank on the first page of Google for your name, your business/personal life/job prospects come to a halt. This is the most common story our clients share with us–you wouldn’t believe the amount of character assassination that occurs online. The problem is that people who would otherwise be interested in you or your services tend to believe what they read, whether it is true or not.
Are you susceptible to any of these attacks? If you’re successful, then the answer is ‘yes’.
Are you already a victim and want to know what to do after a SEO attack? If so, don’t suffer in silence; get in touch with us asap and we’ll help improve your online reputation.