The SEO community is buzzing about Elixir Interactive this week. The company released their long-awaited online reputation management case study which documents in detail an ongoing attack on Elixir’s own reputation. Usually ORM companies are hired to help clients with negative results showing up in search engines. In this case, the ORM company is the target of someone (or some company) that wants to hurt Elixir’s search results.
Back in 2009 a number of ORMs came under limited attack, as false reviews were published on a number of complaint sites. Elixir first noticed they were under attack in March. Rather than quietly correct for the attack, CEO Fionn Downhill used her blog to expose the tactics being used against all the top ranked online reputation management companies. … Read the rest