22 June 2007 | Tanya Goodin

Google gets user reviews on Google Maps

Google Lat Long Blog recently announced that Google Maps will now
allow user generated reviews on local businesses. Until now this was
only available on third-party sites, but now any logged-in user can add
reviews for any business listing. Even though anyone can review a
company, owners and others still have the option to flag a specific
review as inappropriate.

Louis says:

‘This is great and another way to get more content about your
business into Google channels. Potentially there could be problems if
not policed properly but that is a perpetual issue with UGC.’

Tanya Goodin

Tanya Goodin

Founder of Tamar