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Google Testing “Reviews Aren’t Verified” Label In Google Maps

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Google Testing "Reviews Aren't Verified" Label In Google Maps

Google is testing a new label to notate that the reviews aren’t verified in Google Search and Google Map. The label is above the reviews in the local business listing and it says “reviews aren’t verified.”

If you click on that label, it says “reviews aren’t verified by Google, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it’s identified.”

This was spotted by Robin Dirksen and he posted these screenshots on Twitter:

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Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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Google Local SAB Search Ranking Bug Fix Rolling Out

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Google Local SAB Search Ranking Bug Fix Rolling Out

A couple of weeks ago we reported on a possible Google local search ranking update that turned out to not be an update but rather a bug. Well, that bug seems to be fixed or being fixed now and rankings are beginning to return for these local service area businesses.

The bug seemed to start being fixed on Friday, September 23rd, in the afternoon.

Local SEO, Jason Brown wrote in the Local Search Forum “Good news, one of my clients got their rankings back. They are back in the map pack, but not in the same number one spot as before.” He also said later “My other client is back ranking again too. Looks like the fix is being rolled out now.”

He shared this chart showing how all the rankings returned:

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Joy Hawkins also posted about it on Twitter:

So hopefully this is now fully resolved – at least this specific bug? It may have been related to the Kansas Google local bug.

Forum discussion at Local Search Forums.

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Note: This was pre-written and scheduled to be posted today, I am currently offline for Rosh Hashanah.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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