While Google My Business product expert Joy Hawkins (from Sterling Sky) has some good things to say about the program's new features ("Google is definitely trying to push the program Industry Email List with its recent launches of profile descriptions and the addition Industry Email List a tracking feature."), she reserves her praise for an update that attempts to eliminate spam: "One thing I'm excited about is the new ability to report Local Guides that are spamming businesses." Ultimately, however, Joy thinks the program is “a bit overrated, in the sense that anyone can become a local guide and there's no real benefit to being one.
Jason Brown certainly agrees on the new Industry Email List features, saying, “It's nice that Google now allows users to follow or block Local Guides and see which places they Industry Email List recommend. Is Yelp Elites on steroids? Is this Google's new addition to social media? » But is it “too little, too late”? Will Google's decision to allow people to crack down on Local Guides, Industry Email List while giving the Guides themselves more power and influence, really lead to a reduction in spam? Tim Capper is skeptical: “There is now a Local Guide site, but it is at best ineffective in reporting dishonest users.
In fact, you are notified if you post the user's account in a forum report. Likewise, the program is understaffed, so a report can go on for months without Industry Email List being answered by a human. » "It tells me that Google believes the program isn't working with enough bad data in the maps contribution data set to warrant closer oversight, which means bad actors can make a real mess before no human or machine notices it. "Google does not want to acknowledge that Industry Email List it has a serious problem" As the number of Local Guides grows every day, so do the sometimes unwanted and often unnecessary