In most cases, missing reviews were removed for policy violations like spam or inappropriate content. We do not reinstate reviews that were removed for policy violations. These removal measures help make sure that reviews on Google properties are relevant, helpful, and trustworthy.

Convincing a customer to remove a bad review can be a sensitive process, but if approached correctly, it can turn a negative situation into a positive one. Here are some steps you can take:

    1. Respond Professionally and Quickly: Respond to the negative review in a professional and timely manner. This shows the customer (and other potential customers) that you care about their experience and are committed to resolving any issues.
    1. Acknowledge the Issue: Recognize the problem the customer has experienced. Even if you disagree with their perspective, it’s essential to show empathy and understanding.
    1. Offer a Solution: If possible, provide a solution to the problem. This could be a replacement, refund, or another form of compensation, depending on the nature of the issue.
    1. Take the Conversation Offline: If the issue is complex or sensitive, ask the customer to contact you directly (through email or a phone call) to discuss it further. This shows your commitment to resolving their issue and keeps the conversation private.
    1. Ask Politely: Once the issue is resolved to the customer’s satisfaction, you can politely ask them to consider updating or removing their negative review. Emphasize that you value their feedback and it helps you improve your services or products.

Remember, customers are more likely to remove a bad review if they feel their issue has been addressed and resolved effectively. So, focus on turning the situation around by providing excellent customer service. Also, note that in some cases, platforms may have policies against directly asking customers to remove negative reviews, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the guidelines of the specific review platform.

gbpnet Changed status to publish June 28, 2023