Q: How easy is to remove a genuine review on Google Places?
A: Apparently VERY EASY!

Today I went through my Google Places reviews and was shocked to see how many of them have been suspended. It's as if somebody went to my profile and flagged things at random.

I would like a community manager / product manager from Google Reviews to explain why. I've reviewed the criteria* for removing reviews and determined that the following listings were not in breach of any of your guidelines:

https://plus.google.com/110358048817493336209
https://plus.google.com/100948989387932023219
https://plus.google.com/105330735760386809046
https://plus.google.com/117088333475631002524
https://plus.google.com/105379371133555588477

If it's this easy to take down a genuine review then you're opening up a Pandora's box where business owners hire spammers to flag honest reviews. I suggest you put in more effort into your evaluation process.

Note: One of my reviews was in breach of the guidelines and I accept that, no complaints there.

*https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2622994?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=2624941

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