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:


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.


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