Yesterday one of my clients put his domain name ([Removed By Admin] ) into Google and found that the second listing, directly below his own site, appears to defame his website.
Specifically, the listing displays as follows:
[Removed By Admin] - Source Report - Source report for ...
How much do you trust [Removed By Admin] as an information source? ... [Removed By Admin] is implicated in the following disputes on Skeptive: ...
Naturally concerned, he clicked the listing and on the Skeptive page that opens, other than the Skeptive logo, header and footer navigation there is virtually nothing except his domain name and "This source has not been rated yet. How much do you trust [Removed By Admin] as an information source?"
The text "[Removed By Admin] is implicated in the following disputes on Skeptive:" does not even appear on the page. In code view it shows up in a div with style="display:none"
Quite naturally, he is concerned that in the Google results when he searches for his domain name, the Skeptive.com listing is defaming his website's domain name and therefore himself. He is interested in knowing if this is happening to other people and I can only presume it is, as through whatever methods Skeptive is including random urls in their search engine results.
Just for fun I did a Google search for the following string: "How much do you trust" "as an information source?" skeptive and that returns 4 pages of results from skeptive.com with different domain names "implicated." Expanding that by clicking the show similar results link at the bottom of page 4 returns "About 1,060,000 results" -- 60 pages of domain names that are all "implicated in disputes on Skeptive."
Anyone have any experiences with this and what can be done about it? What's it all about?