New Bug In Google Reviews?

Hidden Google Reviews

The above image is a screenshot of something odd I’m encountering in Google’s reviews. Either this is a bug, or something has prejudiced Google against some of my reviews. Instead of allowing me to click on the ‘more’ link to read the complete review, the link changes to a ‘hide’ option if you click it. There is no way to read the complete review.

I encountered this on a number of my reviews, and I’m at a loss to know what it means. Maybe this is just a temporary thing. I went and left a new review today to see how Google would handle it, and so far, it’s allowing me to read the whole review, but many of my older reviews cannot be accessed because of the more/hide problem.

Has anyone else encountered something like this? Could other users have voted my reviews as unhelpful too many times or something? I don’t understand why some of my reviews are accessible and others are not. It’s a puzzle.

2 Responses to “New Bug In Google Reviews?”

  1. on 12 Mar 2009 at 6:06 pm Tim Coleman

    Interesting that you wrote about this Miriam. We just had 7 reviews disappear over the past week.

    The link says 9 reviews but when you click-thru it shows only 2. 7 have disappeared. Strange, I’m going to check on the show/hide thing now.

  2. on 14 Mar 2009 at 3:19 pm admin

    Hi Tim,
    Over the past 2 years I have noticed one oddity after another with reviews. Google frequently doesn’t count its own reviews in the totals shown in the top level A-J rank of Maps. It’s really weird. But this thing, above, is new to me.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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