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Google My Business - Thumbs Up on Reviews

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Google My Business is rolling out a new update that gives reviewers the power to "thumbs up" a review left on a business. This should bring more focus to those real reviews and bring more engagement, too. 

 

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Re: Google My Business - Thumbs Up on Reviews

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Funny that you mention, "Real Reviews", I came across this video yesterday regarding the paid reviews and paid reviewers on Amazon. It's quite amazing how biased and much impact these paid reviews are having on overall ratings.

 

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Anything to help reviews I'm for. I love reviews. In the auto industry, it's something largely ignored until it's too late.

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Hi @PPCBossman, yes I agree. 

 

And as @Tony_Guo, I am a big fan of reviews... but I do need them to be real and completely legitimate, too. I am glad to see any movement with Google Reviews and hope that a better review of reviews comes along, and with a more robust flagging system.

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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Nice! That's awesome.

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Great announcement @James_Clemens,

I've been a big fan of reviews from years ago when I first went into business and it is great to see Google stepping up people leaving reviews.

A recent statistic published by Think With Google is that 75% of online shoppers look at reviews and impacts their purchase decisions.

Here is a recent article on the subject that I posted on Google +

https://plus.google.com/+MollyYoungbloodGeiger/posts/9zY91aJodQf



Google My Business - Thumbs Up on Reviews

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This is why Google Local Guides are for! Provides real good reviews on businesses! #LocalGuides @Karen V C Smiley Wink