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Review Answers Optimization – Would it be helpful to overpromote ourselves?

Let’s find another way to flood the Google space with spam, or would it be helpful overpromoting ourselves in the review answers?

Review Answers Optimization

Before explaining what I just did, I would like to thank a friend of mine and a great marketing professional, Arvin Dastanboo (Executive MBA), for the nice review. Arvin, this is my genuine response to the review, and please accept my apologies for the notification you received for the “official answer” of the business owner.

Thank you for your recommendation. We really appreciate your kind words.

Now, about what I did and why.
I personally do not leave too many reviews. Usually, it’s when I am exceptionally pleased or, on the other hand, absolutely frustrated by the service or product. The reviews always represent my experience and point of view, so they are genuine, at least in the way I understand the meaning of it.

Maybe a month ago, by accident, I clicked on my Google reviews and was surprised to see that 30% of them had been removed (without notification) for different reasons – violating some rules or claiming that the experience is not real.
Most of them were live for years before being turned off, and that, combined with the fact that it happened for multiple reviews, not just one or two, made me think that I should thank Google for wasting my time, publishing them again, and sending complaints for the removal. It was clear that it was due to spam or review updates(, but not because businesses complained.
Today, when I was about to hit the submit button for my response, I actually, for the first time, paid attention to the maximum length of the message we can submit.
4000 characters is not little at all.

Review Answers - 4000 characters is not little at all.

You probably will agree with me that in most situations, when we are happy, we leave short reviews, and, on the contrary, when we are unhappy, we take more time. The same, in my opinion, happens with the responses too.

So, we have the fact that Google tried to fight with the spam in the reviews, but what would be the situation with the spam in the review answers?

I am really not a fan of writing, and because of that, I just copied some text from an article that I have not even read, which I “created” and posted two days ago on the very same site.ย ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
If you are curious about the answer – I honestly do not recommend wasting your time reading it, though I put a small personally written joke inside๐Ÿ˜Š. Here is a link:

Also, if you think that this could be an interesting experiment, please leave a NICE review๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜ƒ, and I will try to take my time and answer with no less than 3990 characters.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Marin Popov

Marin Popov – SEO Consultant with over 15 years of experience in the digital marketing industry. SEO Expert with exceptional analytical skills for interpreting data and making strategic decisions. Proven track record of delivering exceptional results for clients across diverse industries.


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