Reporting A Fake Review

Reporting A Fake Review In Google Maps

Fake reviews happen. Sometimes a competitor will make a fake review on your business, or an ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend, or just someone who thinks it’s funny to go around leaving bad reviews. It happens.

How I Suggest Tackling These

  • Click on the review to see who made it, look at their profile (if it’s a new account, seemingly fake name, and no other reviews or filled out information, it’s probably fake, report it here)
  • If it looks like a real profile on Google+, respond to the review saying please call you to resolve it; call the customer up if you can and do whatever possible to resolve it, make sure to ask them or in-person, have them remove or edit the review after you have made them happy.

Sometimes, what looks like a fake review from a new account under a fake name is a real client that was too afraid to give you a bad review from his own name and account.

Reporting a fake review at Google: use this link

Google’s Review Policy Guidelines

  • Do not spam or post lower or bogus reviews thought to foster evaluations.
  • Do not post or link to content that’s sexually explicit or features profanity.
  • Do not post or link to content that is hateful or violent or threatens or harasses others.
  • Do not impersonate any individual, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your association with a person or thing.
  • Do not break regulation or any other applicable law.
  • Do not use comments as a forum for ad.
  • You may also like to follow suggestions and these guidelines:
  • Make your opinions enlightening and useful.
  • Reliable, useful, and clear advice particular to the content that you are reviewing.
  • Make an effort to contain both drawbacks and positives.
  • Be pleasant to others; do not attack others.
  • Ensure that it stays readable; do not use punctuation and excessive capitalization.



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