Google has up to date its Google Maps contributor tips, particularly disallowing a enterprise to incentivize those that go away adverse critiques to take away these critiques. Beforehand, the rules solely prohibited incentivizing leaving constructive critiques.
The up to date guideline may be discovered over right here below the misleading content material and faux engagement part. It now reads “Contributions to Google Maps ought to mirror a real expertise at a spot or enterprise. Pretend engagement just isn’t allowed and might be eliminated.” Google continued “Content material that has been incentivized by a enterprise in change for reductions, free items and/or providers.” And the brand new part now says “This consists of service provider requests for revision or elimination of a adverse assessment by way of supplied reductions, free items or providers, or different incentives.”
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