It seems indulge in there could be any other position of opinions going lacking or being eradicated by Google in the Google Maps and native listings. Joy Hawkins noticed an prolong in complaints from companies over the final week but Mike Blumenthal thinks it is more intentional over the outdated couple of months.
Factual as a reminder, we see this starting back in March 2022 any other time, the save opinions decide up been chucking up the sponge of the Google native listings. It has came about in 2019 and 2021 as successfully.
Mike said he has viewed an uptick in complaints in the forums from companies about opinions being eradicated or going lacking – he shared this chart – ensuing from charts manufacture it more uncomplicated to comprise. He said he noticed that the uptick truly started in February with these complaints.
Joy said on Twitter “I am hearing a good deal of reports of companies dropping opinions in the final week that decide up been printed sooner than but then obtained eradicated these days.” There are a chain of complaints in the Native Search Forums these days, right here they’re:
In transient my client tells me 10+ decide up long previous lacking Since February 2022. After some time he started having his customers ship screenshots ensuing from they would tell them they left opinions but they would now not sign. I decide up proof of three but client is insisting or now not it’s many many more.
It seems they’re more seemingly to be filtering “new” reviewers and “1 and done” reviewers. Identical to Relate. Perchance if these individuals proceed to leave opinions someplace else and building up their profile, they’ll also honest ranking unfiltered?
I know after I see “1 review” on a profile, I question it as legit, so maybe that is section of Google’s filter?
Or now not it’s now not 100%, but a high proportion.
Joy added in the forums:
No longer simplest has the filter obtained stricter, but they furthermore decide up been doing waves of takedowns these days so I am hearing a good deal of reports of companies dropping opinions in the final week that decide up been printed sooner than but then obtained eradicated these days.
One thing to substantiate out is relatively than sending clients a link to learn you with, tell them to seem you on Google and leave a review. That *would maybe wellsupport – or now not it’s value making an are trying out.
I could dash escalate your thread on the Google discussion board now.
Are you noticing fewer opinions or lacking opinions for you native listings in Google?
Discussion board discussion at Native Search Forums.