Google Maps Doesn’t Allow Negative Reviews From Current Or Former Employees

Google now has updated their review guidelines to prohibit and disallow negative reviews from current or former employees.

The new section under “conflict of interest” reads:

Maps user contributed content is most valuable when it is honest and unbiased. The following practices are not allowed “posting negative content about a current or former employment experience.”

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Joy Hawkins goes into more details about the change on Search Engine Land.

I guess this is a good thing, you don’t want disgruntled employees airing your dirty laundry, right?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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