Google My Business Reportedly Removes Anonymous Reviews by @MattGSouthern

Google My Business Reportedly Removes Anonymous Reviews by @MattGSouthern

Google My Business seemingly have ended counting unknown reviews toward a business’s rating that is overall

This has been reported by two people on Twitter, just who pointed out that unknown reviews had been vanishing from consumers’ Bing My Business pages.

@mblumenthal Hello Mike, simply observed anonymous Bing reviews no seem to count longer toward general rating, however nonetheless noticeable whenever you click on through to see all reviews. Any concept whenever it changed?

— Martin Briggs (@martin_briggs) May 24, 2018

I’m today witnessing the reviews that are anonymous taken from GMB too. Customer is at 72, now showing 55 in Knowledge Panel plus in real reviews

— David Haskins (@SkinnySC) May 28, 2018

In the tweet from May 24th it had been stated that unknown reviews ended counting toward the rating that is total but remained noticeable whenever a person clicked right through to see all reviews.

On May 28th it was reported by another individual that Bing the Business has actually stopped showing unknown reviews completely.

i simply had a few GMB pages and may additionally perhaps not see any reviews that are anonymous. Clearly we cannot always check every web page in presence, therefore simply take that for just what it’s well worth.

This is an move that is interesting Google, which now brings it in line with other other local review sites on the web. Yelp and TripAdvisor are two other review that is prominent that also enable just users to send reviews.

In addition, argued that this will be a move that is smart Google’s part. I have no evidence to back this up, but anecdotally speaking I often noticed that anonymous reviews were the scathing that is most. That may be considering that the individual’s name that is real never be mounted on their particular responses.

Allowing only subscribed may end in more honest reviews becoming posted, and a lot fewer overly-critical reviews from unknown people that has a less experience that is then perfect time.

From a company viewpoint it will help to learn who’s making user reviews too. This gives the business an opportunity to make things right the next time the customer comes in.( if a regular customer leaves a bad review one day*****)