Ripoff report petition to Google to remove the site from its index.
www.Ripoffreport.com is arguably the internet's most controversial website. In a nutshell anyone can post a complaint about any company or person(s) they like, regardless if the statement is true or false. The owner Mr Madgeson has a policy where posts under no circumstances will be removed even if teh original author asks that it be removed, and he is protected by a law called the CDA which exists in the U.S, please have a good browse of the site so you can make your own mind up here is a good place to start http://www.ripoffreport.com/ConsumersSayThankYou/WantToSueRipoffReport.aspx. Mr Madgeson has been sued many many times because of these policies, although he claims to have never lost a case, the website is also in breach of the google guidelines see here for details http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-anatomy-of-a-ripoff-report-lawsuit. As it stands Google is the only search engine that gives this site any weight, Yahoo, ask etc have already clamped down on www.ripoffreport.com, the listings are allowed by google to be keyword stuffed and heavily optimised for the google search engines, for some reason google turns a blind eye, if you have a post about your company, chances are it will be first page on google for your company name. We are all for consumer protection and i think the internet and google is a great way to get unbiased company reviews, but they must be vetted to ensure that they contain some truth at least. So we ask every company, individual and group that has been affected by the website in question to sign this petition to have ripoffreport.com removed from the google index once and for all. If you have not made your mind up about this site then please feel free to google rip off report, there is plenty information available. summary: Ripoffreport, breaches the google guidelines laid out to deliver relevant results, ripoffreport has damaged and in some cases bankrupted companies because of there refusal to remove non-factual information. I just hope you dont upset anyone who knows about this site or you too could find yourself on rippoffreport.com for ever.