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New Reviews Now Showing at Google – Sort of

By April 9, 2020 2 Comments
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Update to the Update 4/9 9:48 PM

Google has updated their GMB Covid-19 page to indicate that leave a review functionality is currently rolling out on a region by region basis:

“Review replies are now available. New user reviews, new user photos, new short names, and Q&A will gradually return by country and business category.”

Update:Maybe I spoke too soon. I and several others saw this review and others show in incognito. But it subsequently disappeared. That being said, this review by Jason did in fact show on this listing and is still showing. So while it isn’t back it appears to be coming back (he says with a rising question at the end of his sentence). So while it seems to be in the process of coming back, do not rejoice quite yet.

It seems that while we are still waiting for reviews left at Google during the furlough to show, newly written and updated reviews are starting to show. (H/T Adam Dorfman).

I just left this review on a local restaurant and it showed immediately despite the fact that I still got the warning that it might be delayed.

Google had indicated yesterday in their GMB Covid alert update that functionality that has been limited due to their Covid-19 efforts would be returning:
Review replies are now available. New user reviews, new user photos, new short names, and Q&A will gradually expand by country and business category.

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2 Comments

  • jeremy says:

    You can see “you contribution”- aka your reviews you’ve made. however those reviews are not visible to the general public still. Also the star rating will not be altered

  • Mike Blumenthal says:

    @Jeremy
    In the US and in most categories, those reviews will mostly be returning and become visible as Google catches up. It is on a category and country basis.

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