Linda Buquet

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Everyone in the Google Local space knows the hot mess that Google Reviews are in and we have a ton of posts about it here at the Local Search Forum. So I won't rehash all the problems.

Today wanted to add some levity to this very sad and very frustrating situation by sharing a great Comigraphic from Mike Ramsey at Nifty Marketing.

Why Small Businesses Hate Google+ Local (Comigraphic)


<a href="http://niftymarketing.com/why-small-businesses-hate-google-plus-local/"><img src="http://marketing-blog.catalystemarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ReviewComic.jpg" alt="Google Reviews" title="Google Reviews" width="496" height="535" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6729" /></a>​

Head over to Nifty Marketing to see the whole infographic/comigraphic.

It's long. It's funny. And it's kinda sad!

PS Love the fact he even got a dig in for dupes! (As you know, dupes R the bane of my existence!) :p
 

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Thanks Linda.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry - probably cry actually as the system is just so inflexible, buggy and unfair sometimes. I suppose we have to laugh to keep up our spirits up and get through the minefield, so thanks for this!
 

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True Nick!

If anyone has review problems and wants links to the best posts with solutions, just let me know and I'm happy to share. OR see a couple related posts at bottom of this page OR use the search box on top right.
 

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Well at least their customers came to the premises, so were allowed to show their address and merge their Places page with their Local G+ Page.
Spare a thought for the poor old small business owners driving ice cream trucks instead - no reviews, no merge, and 3 punctures per week ;)
 
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