Petition to Stop Negative SEO
The Goal: To Stop the Use of Negative SEO Tactics Online
The Problem: SEO is a really important part of marketing in the 21st century, and for many businesses, their websites are the first point of contact for many new customers. As a result of this, most businesses invest a serious amount of money into ensuring that their websites rank highly on Google and have healthy backlink portfolios. However, some businesses choose to target their competitors with negative SEO and build backlinks that cause the sites to be penalized. These tactics can cause business to lose a considerable amount of revenue, and reversing the effects of negative SEO can often take months. For this reason, negative SEO needs to stop.
The Solution: In order to put a stop to the use of negative SEO campaigns, Google needs to invest time and effort into finding an effective solution to the problem. It needs to be quicker and easier for companies to get unwanted backlinks removed from their portfolio in order to lessen the impact and effectiveness of the attacks from competitors. If this were to change, more businesses would invest their money in a reputable SEO campaign, instead of companies using blackhat techniques that are against Google's terms of service.