Local SEO expert Joy Hawkins said in an online discussion that Google told her that the reviews that have been removed from Google MyBusiness profiles were flagged as fake reviews.
“In our ongoing efforts to remove fake reviews from Maps, we’ve experienced an increase in reviews being removed from businesses. We are inspecting our tools and systems to ensure that any legitimate reviews are reinstated.”
Although Google says that they are inspecting tools and systems to ensure that any legitimate reviews are reinstated, it’s unlikely that the deleted reviews will come back because Google has deleted them intentionally.
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