Ashley Madison Hack Leads To New Business For SEOs & Online Reputation Management Companies

Sep 3, 2015 • 8:51 am | comments (34) by | Filed Under SEO - Search Engine Optimization

Ashley Madison

Ashley Madison has received a lot of attention in the past couple months. If you don't know, not sure how it is possible that you don't know, but on July 15, 2015 the site that promotes adultery was hacked by a group known as "The Impact Team". The hackers said shut down your site or we will release the data to the public. On August 18th, they began releasing data in stages.

Since then, some sites have outed politicians, famous personalities, musicians and even ordinary people publicly as being a paid subscriber to Ashley Madison.

Those who were outed publicly are ashamed and are looking for ways to remove it from the Google search results.

SEOs and ORMs (Online Reputation Management experts) are fielding calls at a rapid pace to try to help these people who had their identities exploited.

A WebmasterWorld thread has SEO tips for those people who were impacted by the Ashley Madison data breach. I even spotted one SEO on Twitter claim he received three calls in a single day specifically about helping remove their names from Google as it relates to Ashley Madison.

Have any of you received calls or requests for the same service?

If not, maybe quickly start a new SEO service aimed at these folks?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and Twitter.

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