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Internet defamation terminology Adwords Advertising

Internet Defamation Dictionary

Definition Of Adwords Advertising

Adwords is the name of a Google advertising programme where someone in effect pays rent to Google to secure a prominent position in the search results for their website or blog. Payment to Google is made only when someone clicks on the advert.

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What is internet law?

What is Internet Law?

Here are some of the most commonly used terms in the context of internet defamation. You will find this special terminology repeated elsewhere on our website. Understanding this special language will help you understand the problems that you are facing and their causes as well as their solutions.

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Adwords Advertising:
Adwords Advertising is Google's advertising programme, where someone pays rent to Google to secure a prominent position in the search results for their website or blog. The payment to Google is made only when someone clicks on the advert.

In the context of internet defamation, a defamer might carry out an Adwords advertising campaign for the exclusive purpose of sending visitors to a defamatory webpage.

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Removing defamation from the internet

You've been dragged through the mud on the internet. Your reputation is being assaulted with vicious lies, and you don't even know who's telling them.

The situation is urgent, but what should you do? You do a little research but find conflicting advice: Hire an SEO expert! Hire a PR consultant! Talk to someone experienced in e-commerce sales! Get yourself a lawyer.

The truth is, removing defamation from the internet involves no single magic solution.

After many years of costly trial and error, here's what I discovered: Only one trick will secure you the best opportunity to remove defamation from the internet from public view, and this trick is called EXPERIENCE. Believe me when I tell you this. I am a lawyer!

Get your strategy wrong and you will be doomed for a very very long time.

With online defamation, just when you think that things cannot possibly get worse - they suddenly do.

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Online Reputation Attacks: Under the Radar™

Reputation attackHave you experienced a reduction in sales lately? Maybe it’s due to the current economic climate, or maybe it’s because your marketing strategy has not been updated to reflect the global economic changes of the past few years. Maybe it’s a combination of those factors.

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Defamation on websites

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 I have been defamed on the internet. What can I do about this?

The ability to list web pages on the top page of the search results for a long period of time is normally a function of either excellent workmanship or an unintended  random consequence of Google algorithm. Names of individuals and companies are easy targets for the purpose of internet defamation or even just to cause someone reputational, emotional or financial damage. 

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Online harassment legal advice

Internet harassment legal advice

Victims of online harassment, intimidation, and defamation often feel hopeless and powerless to act. In many instances they feel scared and paralysed.

If you have been a victim of an online reputation attack and have tried to report your attackers to the police, you were probably shocked and disappointed to learn that your local police force either was not interested, didn’t understand the problem, or is underfunded and unable to invest time and resources in investigating your case.

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Defamation by competitors

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Have you recently suffered defamation by competitors?

Online defamation by competitors is not unheard of. Below is one classic example of defamation by competitors of a small family business. 

Jeff Clark, a husband and a father of three children ages 3, 6, and 10, has always loved cars. He has been fixing them since he was 12, and has worked in local garages around the Manchester area for many years.

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Fake online reviews about restaurants legal advice.

Fake onine reviews about restaurants

This is business sabotage in the digital age. It is far more common than you might imagine and new enterprises are particularly vulnerable as they are at their weakest. The ‎culprits will normally be more established operators in their ‎sector/field who are seeking to ‘smother them in the cradle’ or ‎perhaps stifle their growth when they begin to feel the ‎effects of the competition on their own business.

It might also be from established entities who are retaliating ‎to what the incorrectly perceive to be similar behaviour on ‎the part of others. ‎ Restaurants are especially vulnerable to fake reviews. A recent study from Harvard University entitled, "fake it 'till you make it" shows that independent restaurants are much more likely to post fake reviews about their competitors than any other sector. Equally, they are quite fond of making up good ones about themselves.

National or Chain restaurants are far less likely to engage in such practices. It is estimated that 16% of all restaurant reviews are fraudulent, and that is after many have been filtered out (Yelp have sophisticated algorithms to achieve this - many sites do not). If you own a new business, especially a restaurant, be on your guard!

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9 Steps to Avoid Online Defamation by Employees and Former Business Partners

Online Defamation by Employees

How to Prevent Becoming a Victim of Defamation by Former Employees and Partners?

How to describe that first shocking moment when you discover that the reputation of your business is being tarnished all over the internet? There’s really nothing else like it, and it is followed by sleepless nights and constant worry. For some business people whose reputation is attacked online, things will never be the same again.

Just imagine: As you lie awake wishing the problem would go away, instead, it is spreading throughout the internet. Within weeks, sometimes even days, there is more defamatory material every time you look.

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Removing defamation from Google

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Is it possible to remove defamatory web pages from Google?

Interesting data was recently released by Google concerning the removal of offending web content from the products it owns.

The data is focused on government requests to Google to remove content. It is not clear if the information that Google has published includes court orders in civil matters, where the court, in effect, acts as a government agency.

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Is Yelp.com faking it?

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