Google replaced my reviews

If you’re a reader of this blog, you may recall the post below this where I complained about Google inexplicably deleting 28 of my reviews. Well, Google were recently kind enough to reinstate them, completely out of the blue, I might add!

I didn’t think anything of it at first, and put it down to a simple server error on their part. That is, until I received a phonecall from a nice chap at Google Maps…

I was shooting a headshot session a couple of weeks ago, and my phone rang with a peculiar number. I answered, and the chap introduced himself, and asked if he could confirm a few of my details. He asked a few details about my business, and got me to confirm my listing details. I didn’t think anything of it, but remembered about my reviews, and mentioned that they’d disappeared temporarily, and asked if they knew anything about it. The man immediately replied that this was the reason for the call. Google maps had received a complaint that muy reviews were “fake” and that my listing contained other “incorrect information”. Both of which are untrue.

Anyway, long story short, it was all tidied up, and there’s no problem. But really, someone actually complained about me? As a few people on Twitter have said, it’s very likely a competitor. But what a disgusting tactic. I use the money from London Headshots to pay my mortgage and feed my daughter. By attempting to damage my business, they’re effectively trying to hurt my family and take away my home. I’m sure that’s not how they see it, but it’s what it is.

So a message to whoever complained: Instead of trying to ruin by business, why don’t you try shooting beter headshots than me? Nobody is going to hire you’re just because I’m not on the front page. Dickhead.

For the record – My reviews are 100% real. I have the most reviews out of any headshot photographer in London. POW!

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