Recently I wrote a post to help other journalists and writers who have also been the target of a negative SEO campaign to silence them from informing consumers on topics. You can see the post at bit.ly/1cc1CKb
What I was most surprised about was the vast number of comments from people who felt negative SEO was a valid approach to silence reporters and news outlets.
Some of the comments said:
"I think what you missing here is the fact that any company can spend $400 a year to join their local chamber of commerce. However they could also spend $400 a year to take actions against journalist who does not give them a fair shot. Seeing how most interactions take place online the $400 towards silencing a reporter would be the easy choice."
"With utmost certainty I can say that Steve does and will have Negative Seo coming from a variety of angles going forward from all types of people."
Some felt trying to silence a journalist was like virtual vandalism or censorship. But what can a writer really do to combat negative SEO that is not already laid out.
I'd be most appreciative of your feedback, opinion, and help as I deal with this issue.
Edited by Jill, 02 July 2013 - 07:08 AM.
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