Google lets any publisher apply to have “Critic Reviews” of local businesses

Google lets any publisher apply to have “Critic Reviews” of local businesses

This is pretty amazing for local businesses and Critic’s alike. You can now let Critic’s publish a review about you right in the Google search results. This also gives way for tripadvisor and yelp to show up in search results if they join in.

Key Takeaways:

  • Last year, Google launched the “Critic Reviews” feature for movies, TV shows and books. Last week, Google announced it was now available for local businesses.
  • When Google announced the feature for local businesses last week, it listed a few partners, but not Yelp and TripAdvisor.
  • Only content from those initial partners would be displayed in the Critics Review section.

“Notably absent as partners were Yelp and TripAdvisor, which accurately complained earlier this week that the new feature caused their listings in Google on mobile search to be pushed farther to the bottom. They inaccurately suggested that Google was only showing its own Zagat content.”

http://searchengineland.com/google-critic-reviews-open-255692?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=feed-main