Google has up to date its Google Maps contributor tips, particularly disallowing a enterprise to incentivize those that depart damaging opinions to take away these opinions. Beforehand, the rules solely prohibited incentivizing leaving constructive opinions.
The up to date guideline might be discovered over right here underneath the misleading content material and pretend engagement part. It now reads “Contributions to Google Maps ought to mirror a real expertise at a spot or enterprise. Faux engagement will not be allowed and will likely be eliminated.” Google continued “Content material that has been incentivized by a enterprise in trade for reductions, free items and/or providers.” And the brand new part now says “This contains service provider requests for revision or removing of a damaging evaluation via supplied reductions, free items or providers, or different incentives.”
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This was noticed first by Pleasure Hawkins on Twitter.
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