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How To See Hidden Google Reviews

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can view hidden Google reviews by understanding that Google hides reviews for reasons such as spam, inappropriate content, unauthentic, and bot reviews, aiming to maintain the website’s decency and integrity.
» Also, use authentic reviews to ensure visibility, as Google generally hides reviews from public view, making it crucial to bring in positive and genuine feedback for businesses.
» If you want to see your reviews, make sure they follow Google’s guidelines and consider editing and rewriting them to meet the criteria, allowing your reviews to be showcased appropriately.

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How To See Hidden Google Reviews:

You can try the following steps below to see hidden Google reviews.

You can use Google Maps to view hidden reviews. Try the following steps below:

Step 1: First of all, open Google Maps on your device.

Step 2: Then, just search for the business whose reviews you want to see.

Step 3: After that, scroll down to the “Reviews” section and click on “All reviews.”

Step 4: Finally, click on “Sort by” and select “Most recent” to see the hidden reviews.

You can take a few steps to find someone’s Google reviews by name.

Why My Google Reviews is not showing:

You have the following reasons:

1. Your Review is Marked as Spam

Quality is a top priority for Google, so they are strict in removing any spam reviews. If you don’t want a review to be considered spam, it must align with Google’s Prohibited and Restricted Content Review Policy.

Your Review is Marked as Spam

2. Reviews from Third-Party Sites

Google never allows reviews from third-party apps that Google does not own. So as Google no longer takes reviews from Facebook, Instagram, or any other apps, any reviews from there will no longer be showing here on Google reviews.

3. Page is Brand New Listings

If your business is new to Google, customers haven’t seen your Google Business Profile yet, because it hasn’t started ranking high, and it’s challenging to find. Therefore, increasing your marketing efforts to attract more customers is essential. The more customers you attract, the more reviews you will get.

Page is Brand New Listings

4. Duplicate Listings

If there are duplicate listings, including accidental or unintentional, Google will remove one of them. So, if you have a duplicate Google Business Profile, your reviews may be visible in another listing instead of the active one.

Duplicate Listings

5. Inactive on Listings

Suppose you have not updated your Google Business Profile in a long time, and customers are no longer engaging with it. In that case, your business may lose its verified status on Google, and the page will no longer be available on Google.

6. Disabled Posting of Reviews

When traffic is high and Google has limited staff members on its team, it temporarily disables the review section of the Google Business Profile, which may cause the review not to be seen.

Why Can See My Google Review, But No One Else Can?

If you mention any special character on your Google reviews like $,&,# or a URL or email address on the list, then others can’t see your review. You can fix this issue by removing these things from your reviews, and everyone can see your review.

Why can I only see My Google Reviews when logged in?

Every review that users do on Google is published after verification, so if you only see your Google review when logged in, your review page of the Google business is still pending verification and not visible to all.

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