Google Maps users have spoken and the verdict is clear: They say Google is a 3.5 star company.
I’ve looked at Google’s local business listing many times before, but don’t think I ever noticed so many reviews until today. I’m sure they’ve been there; I just wasn’t noticing them. After years of looking at the reviews of real estate agents, local restaurants, doctors, and you name it, it cracks me up to see such an enormous, international corporation getting reviewed on its own Maps property. Nice.
And sure enough, the other search engines have reviews, too.
Can’t say I’m surprised that Microsoft is only 3 stars, compared to Yahoo’s and Google’s 3.5 stars.
I made one last check, not on a search engine, but on Merchant Circle. Figured they’d have some interesting reviews in light of their marketing history and customer service issues. But no … no stars showing, only four reviews and one of those is not actually of Merchant Circle. The three reviews MC does have include two 1-star reviews and one 5-star review … for an average of 2.3.
But gasp! … an unverified listing in Google Maps! Who on earth is doing SEO for Merchant Circle and let that slip? Yikes.