this is GREAT!! I do love the New Google+ Local.
but I have deleted & not reviewed. Due to you FORCING us to Link to our PERSONAL Profile. Sure everyone is public.
But their is even an option NOT to allow you G+ profile to show up in Public search. Some for business, some for personal reason.
This was an issue with FB. (taking control away from users)
I dont want a former employer finding me. Say there is only 4 good printshops in my town. Or in small towns like mine.
Business owners could easily find out personal info on a G+ user & this could cause issues. Spam.
all it takes is ONE pissed off person to give your email address out to Spam sight. Show up at your house, etc.
I understand trying to protect business owners from FAKE competitors BAD reviews.
But this is not the way... soon as I felt FORCED the last time i went to review to use my G+ profile. I deleted review.
I was contacted by Outback Owner. & got spam email.
To leave a review you should have a REAL G+ profile. Be able to hide your name & no link back to your Public profile.
This is what makes G+ so awesome. Dont be like LinkedIN or FB. Bad... Yes, we all have a Web presence. But we should feel in full control.
This is causing me to edit my Public post, etc. Because with Google+ Local. People can now find me with Reviews on Google Maps.
Well... In my small town. I dont wish to be found.
My point to fixing is. Anyone if they wanted to make a Fake G+ profile (can do this easily) and leave negative FAKE reviews.
So Forcing People to using their G+ profile to link back to is Not a good thing. IMO.
Make us have a G+ account... to leave a review. But let US control if we want it to be public or Anonymous. If a business feels its FAKE. They control their G+ business page. They contact Google Maps or whatever. File dispute... The reviewer gets contacted by GOOGLE MAPS or Google+ Local team. To decide if its True review or Smear.
Hope you read +Google+
... I've read a Lot of complaints about this.