Pushing down .gov links in Google is one of the more challenging of all internet reputation cases.
That’s because .gov sites are government websites which almost always carry high domain authority and trust with Google. Because Google’s algorithm trusts .gov links so much, they rank well.
The good news is, if you’ve got time and willing to make the investment, we have the resources to help you. Complete the form on this page to discuss the specifics of your situation with one of our reputation management consultants.
.Gov Link Suppression
If you’re sick of answering questions from prospective business partners, employers and others about that .gov website that’s on page one of Google, we can push it off page one for you.
With 98% of people never going beyond the first page of search results, you’ll be in the clear to go back to work, without having to explain yourself over and over.
The video below explains our strategy and how we’re different (and cheaper) than other reputation management firms.
Pushing Down A .Gov Website in Google [Video]
.Gov Video Transcription
Hi there, my name is Mike Munter, I’m with Affordable Reputation Management and I’d like to talk to you a little bit about .gov sites.
If you have Googled your name recently, or maybe your business name and you’ve been involved with something in the legal process, you may see that there’s a .gov site ranking on page one of Google for your name or your business name.
If you have something like that, it probably means that you’ve been involved in some type of law suit or legal problem and content [about the case] was published on a state or federal [government] website about the case. The problem is even if you’re found innocent or acquitted of the charges, the content remains on the website. Trying to get it removed, is nearly impossible.
The bigger problem is because it’s a “.gov” site, it has a very high level of trust with Google. So, no matter what you do, it’s probably going to outrank any content that you try to create [to push it down].
What we do with Affordable Reputation Management is we create a whole bunch of new websites for you and we aggressively promote those websites using a very strong link building campaign, so that after a couple months or maybe 6 or 8 months sometimes, those [ne3w] websites actually do rise up in Google and push down the .gov site.
The process can be time consuming. It can be pretty costly if you talk to one of the large corporate reputation management firms.
[I’m sorry, we no longer offer flat-fee pricing, but we are still less expensive than many corporate firms. Plus, when you contact us, you talk to the guys in the trenches doing the work; not a salesperson who has no idea how suppression works.] However, we’re a little bit different in that not only are we more affordable, but we also offer you flat-fee pricing. So, what that means is when you call us, we’re going to tell you, “Hey, this is how much it’s going to cost to get that .gov [site] off of page 1 – no more, no less.”
You pay 50% of that fee up front and then you don’t pay the other half of the fee until the job is done and you’re happy. And this is a lot different from some of the large firms if you’re shopping around. They either will charge you a huge fee up front and have 100% of it due before they even start work or they charge you monthly recurring fees. And the problem with [monthly fees] is if they tell you it’s going to take 6 months at $2,000 per month and in 6 months [the .gov site] is not gone, you’re still continuing to pay their fee every single month for them to continue to work on it.
That’s our advantage. If you have a .gov site – a state or federal [government] website that you would like to push down in Google, I hope that you’ll give us a call at 503-890-6663. We’d love to help you!
Can .Gov Links Be Removed From Google?
Rarely, if ever, can .gov links be removed.
Usually, when your name, business name, or d.b.a. is mentioned within the content of a page sitting on a .gov website, it’s because it is a factual record of legal events. Lawsuits, plea agreements, indictments and other legal matters are also matters of the court. This means they are true and getting them removed – even with the help of an attorney – is difficult.
Of course, circumstances differ from case to case and there is always a possibility an attorney can help you.
Most of the time; however, trying to push down a .gov link is a better use of your time and money.