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Google Business Cannot Control Incentivised Reviews

At the beginning of June, I showed the reality of how Google Business Profiles cannot detect fake reviews in this post. Fast forward two months (almost), one escalation and three follow-ups, Google Business Profiles still need to remove the original incentivised reviews, but they are growing daily.   The Uncontrollable Side of Incentivised Reviews This […]

The Reality of Google Business Fake Review Detection

For years I have steered clear of Google Business Reviews after I realised that Google Business has no systems to deal with these. If a client has a fake or harmful review posted on their Business Profile, I head straight to Google Legal and remove the review – thank God for legal sanity, sorry US […]

Google Business Images Keep Being Rejected? Try This

A host of Google Business Profile categories find it challenging to post business images onto their profile because they contain too much skin for Google’s liking. Some of these business types include: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers, Nail Salons, Tattoo Artists, Cosmetic Surgery etc   Post Images from Another Account Posting an image to a business via […]

Can’t Find Your Free Google Business Site, Try This

You have probably noticed that if you have a website already linked to your Google Business Profile, the link to create a free business site option is now missing in NMX interface. I create Google business site for profiles as a business citation that is directly connected to my profile and updates when your profile […]

Updates from Customers Spam in Google Business Profiles

Back in 2016 and 2017 adding your own spammy images was all the rage. Reporting these user added images became fairly easy to remove inside of 30 days after reporting.   Local Businesses MUST Check their Images for Google Image Spam (2016) Google Image Spam for Businesses Still Rampant (2017)   Then in 2021 Google […]

Google Business Profile Reinstatement & Progress Report Bug

Just when you thought the problems with Google Business Profile reinstatements could not get worse, the progress refresh bug appears. Unless you have been hiding under a rock Google Business Profiles have seen an unprecedented spike in suspensions over the past 4 months, which of course has led to a large amount of reinstatement requests […]