All posts by Chris Silver Smith

Is Ripoff Report subverting Google take-downs?

Previously de-indexed Ripoff Report pages are reappearing and ranking prominently again in Google. Columnist Chris Silver Smith takes a close look at how the site is eluding Google’s page removal processes and how defamation victims — and Google — can fight back. The post Is Ripoff Report...

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Google thaws (a little) on defamation cases

Would-be-legal remedies for online reputation issues are still up in the air, explains contributor Chris Silver Smith, arguing that it may be time to amend the applicable legislation. The post Google thaws (a little) on defamation cases appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Paradigm shift: Has Google suspended defamation removals?

Columnist Chris Silver Smith takes a look at what could be a recent policy shift in Google's longstanding informal policy of granting court-ordered defamation removal requests. The post Paradigm shift: Has Google suspended defamation removals? appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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10 domain name secrets to repair your online reputation

If you're trying to fix your personal reputation online, looking toward your domain name is a valuable first step. Columnist Chris Silver Smith explains some options beyond setting up YourName.com. The post 10 domain name secrets to repair your online reputation appeared first on Search Engine...

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Opinion: Google is biased toward reputation-damaging content

Why does reputation-damaging content seem to appear so quickly in Google’s search results? Columnist Chris Silver Smith outlines his theory on why Google's algorithm can give negative content greater ranking ability than it deserves. The post Opinion: Google is biased toward reputation-damaging...

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Are Search Engines Responsible For Reputation? Yes, Virginia, They Are. Big Time!

Columnist Chris Silver Smith discusses the legal issues surrounding online defamation, including search engines' role in helping (or harming) victims. The post Are Search Engines Responsible For Reputation? Yes, Virginia, They Are. Big Time! appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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The Latest In Advanced Technical SEO From SMX Advanced

Columnist Chris Silver Smith shares expert insights on advanced technical SEO, straight from the mouths of industry veterans! The post The Latest In Advanced Technical SEO From SMX Advanced appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Advanced Link Auditing & Best Practices For Acquiring Authoritative Links

Contributor Chris Silver Smith shares highlights and takeaways from link building experts at SMX Advanced. The post Advanced Link Auditing & Best Practices For Acquiring Authoritative Links appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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10 Ideas: How To Fix A Damning Business Review

A bad review can hit your business hard, but columnist Chris Silver Smith has 10 ways to turn the negativity around and improve your customer care. The post 10 Ideas: How To Fix A Damning Business Review appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Rev Up The Content Marketing Engine To Achieve Local Liftoff

Looking to bolster your local SEO strategy? Columnist Chris Silver Smith discusses the benefits of content marketing for local businesses. The post Rev Up The Content Marketing Engine To Achieve Local Liftoff appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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