Google’s long memory causes lasting damage
“The internet never forgets” wouldn’t cause so much misery if it wasn’t for Google being so good at reminding everyone.
Google’s stated mission is to “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. What it hasn’t yet reconciled is how unfair and damaging that can be when the “information” being returned starts souring new relationships. Ruining business opportunities. Pausing careers. Stopping the flow of new business.
Whether you’re a business or an individual, unsavory results in a Google search for your name are an instant poison to your reputation that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.
Of online shoppers use reviews to guide their purchase decisions
Of consumers will specifically check Google reviews before visiting a business
Of searchers will avoid businesses with negative reviews
The impact of negative search results
When negative results pop up beside your company name, it can stop people in their tracks before you’ve had a chance to interact. Online, your reputation is everything: a negative review, unpleasant article, or aggressive discussions about your business could all have a massive impact on performance.
Like any brand, a personal brand can be enormously tarnished by unwanted Google search results. Prospective employers, clients, or investors are all liable to look you up on Google. This goes double for jobs built on reputation: doctors, lawyers, and many other professionals rely on us to defend their online presence.
Often it’s not even something you’ve done: simple association with a negative event or disreputable company can cause long lasting damage.
Whatever your situation, unfortunately these are problems that rarely go away by themselves. Dealing with them immediately is the only way to limit the cost and damage.
You can defend your reputation with Removify
Google is a complex beast, but sometimes the solutions are simple – you just need to know how. Since every search result is different, the first step is always to reach out and get a free consultation. At worst, you’ll at least find out the situation and possible solutions, which may not be immediately obvious to you otherwise.
You’ll be contacting a team with enormous experience and resources in this field, including our own custom-built technology platform. Whether it is complete and permanent removal, or suppressing the content away from Page 1 of Google, you can rely on Removify to free you from the burden of an unwanted Google search result.
Frequently Asked Questions
We permanently remove Google search results through a tailored application explaining why the search result should be deleted. This submission is based on regional laws and Google’s content guidelines. The process requires numerous steps where Google will ask for further clarification regarding the reasons for removal. Google considers multiple factors when examining the content, including public interest. When Google removes the search result, the URL will not appear on Google in your country’s jurisdiction. This means it will not be visible regardless of the search term entered. Our method is based on studying thousands of applications to ascertain what results in a successful removal submission to Google.
Removing a Google search result takes 3-4 weeks in most cases, however in some conditions it can be removed within several days. In more complex matters it can take up to 60 days for Google to make a determination. The review process is made up of several stages and users may track the progress of their application on the Removify online portal. If we are holding a deposit for the work, a full refund will be given if the content has not been removed after 60 days have elapsed.
An Urgent 30-Day Processing option is available in certain situations depending on the nature of the content.
The cost for removing a search result from Google varies based on the content in question. We will need to see the website before we can provide you with options. This is due to the fact that the amount of work and time required can differ greatly depending on the website. There is no commitment or risk in contacting us for a confidential discussion. After examining the content, our consultants can usually provide a quote on the same day at no cost to you. We may provide a discount if you have several Google search results you wish to remove.
Remember, you only pay for what we successfully remove. We will however ask for a small deposit before we begin which is fully refundable if we are unsuccessful. We aim to be an affordable alternative to engaging in legal services, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. As such,...
We remove many Google Search results for both individuals and businesses. These search results are often websites with abusive or disparaging content. We also assist with deleting sexually explicit search results from Google that have been posted without your consent. The content is removed for being a contravention of regional laws or for breaching Google’s own guidelines.
In addition to this, Removify works as a middle man between businesses and Google to remove intellectual property violations.
We cannot remove Google search results which concern items such as government websites and news articles. Google deems such publications to be paramount to public interest and will not comply with requests to remove these search results. When determining whether to remove a search result, Google places a high importance on the concept of “freedom of speech”. This means that Google may choose to allow search results which make false statements about you or your business. It is important to note that Google will not remove search results that do not violate their content policy or regional laws. If you are unsure of whether your unwanted content falls into this category, please reach out for a free consultation where we can assist you.
Unfortunately, Google will not remove your phone number from their search results. Google considers phone numbers to be public information and will not comply with requests to remove them. In some instances, we may contact the source website and negotiate removing your phone number with the site owner.
Much like phone numbers, Google does not delete or hide addresses from their search results. This makes it difficult to prevent strangers from locating you. Your address is deemed to be public data by Google. The source website can often be more willing to remove such personal information, so we will typically speak with them instead.
Google will not remove articles from reputable news sources from their search engine. Journalism is rarely censored by the search giant, who refuses to omit such reporting despite its sometimes questionable nature.
Removing every trace of yourself from the internet can be a difficult task. If you have social media profiles these will often be displayed in Google’s search results. These profiles cannot be removed from Google, so it is recommended that you delete them should you wish for them not to appear.
Based on 160+ reviews
- John Anderton
Shout out to the team at Removify. In 2 weeks they removed some fake Google reviews that we had unsuccessfully tried to get removed for a year. Thank you!
- Lyn Jolly
Hugely appreciate how Removify were able to have a review removed that was posted against our business that did not relate to us. Great job!
- James Tan
Such an awesome team! They got our negative review down within 12 days. A great reference for my Singapore business community! Professional service Removify provide. Thank you Removify.
- Adam Sturt
Removify were able to manage the situation fast and efficiently, they regularly updated us on the progress and successfully removed all false reviews. We cannot thank them enough.
- Paul Zdzitowiecki
Removify, do exactly what they promise. They removed a illegitimate review on our google my business page. Service was excellent and the portal easy to use.
- Ross Kinsella
Great job in removing a fake google review. Easy, minimal work required by myself and overall great job.