Year Launched: 1999
Reputation Impact Rating: Medium/High
SEO Benefit: Yes
Advertising Options: Yes
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Ripoffreport.com is a website made by consumers for consumers. This site is mainly for those consumers who have been ‘ripped-off’ by a person or specific company. Customers can login to ripoffreport.com or create an account and proceed to filing a report. Once a report has been filed, the business or person that the negative report is about can respond to the report in an effort to fix the complaint and maintain their company’s reputation.
As described on Wikipedia
The Ripoff Report allows users over the age of 14 to post free, un-moderated and uncorroborated complaints known as ‘reports’ which contain details of the user’s experience with the company or individual listed in the report. The site requires users to create an account which includes an unconfirmed email address before reports can be submitted. According to the site’s Terms of Service, users are required to affirm that their reports are truthful and accurate, but the site admits that it neither investigates, confirms or corroborates the accuracy of submissions. Ripoff Report has more than 1 million pages indexed on Google.
Companies who have been named in a report may choose to respond by submitting a “rebuttal” which explains their side of the story. There is no charge to submit a rebuttal, but users must first register for an account.
About Ripoff Report (From Site Owner)
We are a Nationwide Consumer Reporting News Agency. By consumers, for consumers.
Remember, don’t let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Ripoff Report!
Although a majority of our reports deal with businesses, we are not limiting them to that. We feel that genuine reports can be made about any government agency, individual, or product that someone is either dissatisfied with and feel could do a better job.
Audience snapshot. Based on internet averages, Ripoffreport.com is visited more frequently by females who have at least some college education and are searching from home.
History as found on Wikipedia
Ripoff Report is a privately owned and operated for-profit website founded by Ed Magedson. The Ripoff Report has been online since December 1998 and is operated by Xcentric Ventures, LLC which is based in Tempe, Arizona.
In May 2013, a Forbes magazine article presented in detail Ripoff Report’s description about how the site operates its business based on interviews with Ed Magedson and other employees.