When first noticing negative search results, you shouldn’t react by leaving comments or contacting site owners in outrage, both of these can make the situation worse. You also cannot really just contact Google — search engines don’t really work like that. But there is lots that you can do. Read on to learn how we remove negative search results from Google.
Can you remove content from the internet?
The most forward and lasting way at removing bad search results from Google is completely removing them from the web. Deleting the content means Google no longer has the negative result on display, and anyone who does a search for your name won’t be able to see it. But, getting content deleted from the Internet is far easier said than done.
Internet links are categorized two ways: profiles or websites you control and own, and ones you don’t. It’s obviously a lot easier to remove a link on a website you own – but if it’s a negative link you don’t own that web property. Assuming whatever websites or domains you own work to support positive search results for your business, since an issue with your own website would suggest larger problems then bad search results.
When you are dealing with negative search results, they are on websites out of your control. This means you have to enlist professionals for help in removing negative content. This approach is the most effective, since removing pages completely from the web is better than removing it from Google or burying it under other search results.
First, you can try contacting the website owner by email, but do so under professional advisement to ensure you don’t cause any additional harm. Whatever your approach, be polite and personal. It’s also important to understand that you may be completely ignored: website owners may not be sympathetic, or not even see your email at all.