I received this actual letter(!) from Google about business listings. The google listing is already there. I guess it is like the sort of business listings I see when I use Google to find a local business eg photos, map and ratings. I actually do rate good businesses in my area and, FYI, recently got a free haircut worth $26 from Sweeney Todds in Pakenham for rating them, which was a surprise as I didn’t tell them this or expect anything in return. I also read something recently about businesses having trouble with people giving them bad ratings and Google refusing to take them down and in some cases, where this appeared to be a large scale premeditated attack, significantly impacting their business.
If you Google: “jam jerrup sunset” you can see it. I notice they have put in the worst photos that look like they have been culled from my ABB and Bookings listings. “Worst” in that I wouldn’t normally make a photo of my bathroom the main photo and they also have a very old badly shot google earth photo of the front of the house before it was all done up and on an overcast day.
So my questions. Does anyone have any experience of this process of listing with Google? How much does it cost to register (the letter had a link to do this) and can you control what photos they use or what it says. I notice there is one 4/5 star review with no words, from someone I don’t know, so guessing that is a generic starter they put up.