Rough with fake reviews but a worthwhile effort
May 19, 2021

Rough with fake reviews but a worthwhile effort

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google My Business

It helps my clients address their local community from a business perspective. We use it for all of our brands, both e-commerce and business-to-business. It instills a modicum of trust with the public that bolsters sales and improves search engine rankings. For the most part, we are able to get rid of fake reviews.
  • Helps people find business
  • Costs nothing
  • Improves trust
  • Improves recognition in local market
  • Ability to utilize the platform to advertise
  • Weed out fake reviews
  • Better fraud detection
  • A ton of wasted time with fake reviews
  • Loss of time / no ability to monetize
  • Needed more robust features for reaching audience
Yelp is better and worse. they have better fraud detection, but they're worse at protecting user data, especially medical-related review data. Yelp definitely cares more to weed out the fakes and keep the better, but it's not perfect either. both are mostly used by angsty customers who want to damage [reputation].

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Would be a solid 10 if I didn't spend hundreds of hours battling to have fake reviews taken down from client websites. Google has the technology/ability to weed out so many of these fake reviews - they should start using it. It's labor-intensive and stressful dealing with a rash of fake reviews. We got rid of 106 within a 6 month period.