We offer guaranteed removal of negative articles on news websites, online newspapers, and blogs.
Pricing can vary widely depending on the type of site and the content on the site. Approximate pricing can be found on our price list, just scroll down to the section for news sites/blogs.
For an absolute firm quote, please fill out the content form on this page and we will look at your issue confidentially and provide a quote. Please note that if we take your case on, you only pay if we are successful in getting the news story or article about you deleted. We take the risk – if we’re unsuccessful, you pay nothing.
About News Websites
News websites are online versions of popular local newspapers from all over the country. In the digital age, most newspapers – even in tiny rural markets – now have an online version of their printed publication.
But where physical newspapers are thrown away and forgotten about at the end of the day, stories on digital sites are not deleted. In fact, news media are under no obligation to remove anything they publish on their internet site, due to First Amendment laws.
If you’ve got a negative story that’s been written about you, you probably know this first hand. Contacting the editor of a newspaper to request removal of the article is often fruitless.
And while we’ve seen some cases where friendly editors have removed damaging news stories, this isn’t the norm.
So what do you do?
Effects Of Negative News Stories On Websites
Since most online newspapers are trusted, they carry high authority with Google. So if you Google yourself or your business, a story written about you in your local online newspaper is likely to rank very high.
As mentioned earlier, if this were the paper version, your story would be thrown out when the day is done. But since published content on the internet lasts forever, the story is likely to appear when people Google you or your company.
The effects of this can be very harmful. Here are some of the things people have said when they contacted us:
“I’m an investor and no one will do business with me when they find this story.”
“I’m looking for a job and having a hard time getting 2nd interviews. I think people are Googling me and finding the story.”
These are just a couple of the complaints we’ve heard.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an entrepreneur trying to protect your business reputation or an individual looking for a job – negative stories on news websites are harmful to you. And companies who’ve spent millions developing their brand identity can see it be taken down as negative news stories call their motives into question.
How To Handle A Negative News Article
You have three courses of action you can take when trying to get rid of a hurtful or damaging story.
First, you can contact the editor or the writer of the story and ask them to remove it. Hopefully, you’ve already tried this. If you haven’t, make sure you are extremely nice in your approach. Be truthful and explain how the story is causing you to lose customers and may put you out of business. If the story is false or needs corrections, you might gently ask the writer to update the article, so that it paints a more positive picture. If you’re genuine and kind, you might get results, but in our experience, that’s pretty rare.
The second thing you can do is try to suppress the article. You can attempt to do this yourself by creating new websites, social media sites, and getting published on other authority websites, but many find this to be a time consuming process that is very slow to work. We offer suppression services which push the negative story off page 1 of Google.
The third option is removal. What’s nice about removal is that the you nip the problem right at the root. Unlike suppression, you never have to worry about it coming back when Google changes it’s algorithm. The bad news story is gone for good. And the best news is that our removal service is guaranteed, which means you don’t pay unless the article is gone.
We’re one of the few firms that is able to offer guaranteed removal of news stories from online newspapers. And while this service is not cheap, it is definitely permanent. You won’t have to answer anymore questions about it and it won’t get in the way of you doing business or finding a job.
Articles published on online newspapers and blogs usually rank well. This is great if the article about you is positive, but if the story has negative connotations or is accusatory, you could find it troublesome to do business or find a job.
Some of our larger clients have reported losing tens of thousands of dollars because people become gunshy after Googling them and finding a negative story.
If you’re willing to make the investment to remove the negative story, we can help you. Use our online form to get a quote.
We’re a small firm of online reputation management professionals who specialize in the guaranteed removal of negative stories on news websites, online newspapers, and blogs.