Negative Google Reviews from Former Employees Are Now Against Guidelines by @MattGSouthern

Google has updated its Google My Business review guidelines with more specific information about conflicts of interest.According to Google’s new review guidelines, posting negative reviews about a current or former employer is considered a conflict of interest.Moreover, since these types of reviews are now against Google’s guidelines, businesses can request to have them removed. So if some disgruntled employees are messing with your review score, you can get those troublesome reviews wiped out. These guidelines are now in line with

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Google Integrating Third Party Reviews in Local Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google has been spotted integrating reviews from third party sources in the Knowledge Graph cards for Google My Business listings.Third party reviews from sites like TripAdvisor have been showing up in Knowledge Graph cards for hotels and resorts. These are included along with reviews left directly on Google.To be clear, this is different from the other update this year which saw Google aggregating reviews from third party sites within the “Reviews” tab. Third party reviews are now appearing after clicking

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