Hide or Remove Negative Search Results in Google

How to Hide or De-index Negative Search Results in Google

It’s always a big shame to see negative search results about your name or business name or your brand on Google and on other search engines.

Your reputation has real power, and it matters a lot. People search or browse online every minute, and business or personal pages like yelp, blogs, or images are most often on the first page if they specifically search for your name or your business name. If they find a bad review, they will think twice before selecting your brand because the impression lasts longer and especially if some famous brand or person gives it.

So, and if something derogatory or harmful is there online, don’t stress about it. You can handle it and can suppress, hide, or even remove it. Note, the only negative thing that can occur is to leave it there for anyone to see the negativity about you or your business. It is possible to de-index, remove, or bury negative search results. Here are the ways that you can opt:

  • Right to be Forgotten (EU)

The right to be forgotten set out in recitals 65, 66, and in Article 17 of the GDPR. That explains that’ The person concerned has the right to request the deletion of data, to the dispatcher of data concerning him or her. And the controller must have the responsibility to remove personal information without undue delay ‘if conditions apply.  

However, the right to be forgotten is not always unreservedly assured. It is restricted, particularly in the case of controversy, with the right to freedom of speech and data. Many cases are where the processing of information subject to an erasure request required to conform with legal requirements for encrypting purposes in the interest of the public, for academic or historical research purposes or lawful purposes, or the protection of civil claims.

  • Removal at the Source or Web Host:

Information can be deleted or removed or hidden from the source. If it’s to be deleted from a website page, the author may delete it by itself. Another approach is to ask the website owner to apply a particular meta tag to the page in the query that allows browsers like Bing and Google to “disregard” the landing page. The website still remains, but search results will no longer encoding it.

  • De-index from search results with DMCA or similar

Googlebot is pretty good at performance. It skillfully locates the nooks and crannies to the web pages to crawl across the web pages. Often it exceeds in its execution, and so it indexes sites that we’ve never wanted to reach in the first place and let alone emerge in the SERPs.

However, many results can be excluded from the Google Website Index by legal proceedings. This includes filing for withdrawal form in Google. Google will remove or hide that is posted without the permission of the author. They might also de-index as per legitimate queries, as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Also, you can de-index any data by using the URL Removal Tool in Google, Robots.txt, or Google advanced search operators. 

  • Push bad search results down

The most popular way to push the search queries down is by creating related content that is superior to the result you want to push down. This approach incorporates disruptive webpage and online marketing tools and tries to control the very first page or pages of search engines by using performance and quality. It may take time seeing the output, but it’s an effective strategy that’s sure to claim.

  • Bottom Line:

You can’t make people happy all the time. The digital world has created difficulty in terms of reputation management due to its complexity and excessive usage and modern methods. Yet it still offers us opportunities to interact with people like never before. 

Your company should have an advance strategy in place to minimize the effect of negative search results on their business on the first page of Google even before they occur. Track your brand or yourself proactively online. Mandate your social media profiles and pages. Create a plan to promote these get them on page one of Google. Try to establish a relationship or connectivity with your audience and critical media advertisers.

So, if you’ve seen adverse reports for your business or company appear on Google or other search engines and want to remove, de-index, or hide it, get in touch today. Then, we’ll send you our proposal so that you can have a review time. Modifications can be put in place to ensure your requirements are met, as well as the organization’s overall criteria. All the best.