The Deceased Leaving Negative Google Reviews?

Aug 30, 2016 - 8:03 am 7 by
Filed Under Google Maps

Google Zombie Traffic

William Rock posted in the Google My Business Help forums evidence that shows that deceased people are coming back to life to post negative reviews of businesses in their Google business listings.

If you look at this business you will see a review left by Emma Aronson three weeks ago, it even has her profile picture.

But that Emma Aronson lost her life over a year ago, so how did she leave a review just a few weeks ago?

Here is here review in the profile, notice the name, profile picture and that it was from three weeks ago:

Dead Person Google Review

Here is Emma's photo from the Fox news story:

Emma Aronson

Looks to be the same person.

Sadly, it may be a case where a spammy company took control of her account and is using her profile to leave negative reviews of companies.

William called this sick and wrong, and he is right. Google has not yet responded in the thread.

Forum discussion at Google My Business Help.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Weekend Volatility, Google On Search Leak, Elizabeth Tucker Interview & Apple Intelligence - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 14, 2024

Jun 14, 2024 - 10:00 am
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Weekend Volatility, Google On Search Leak, Elizabeth Tucker Interview, Apple Intelligence & More

Jun 14, 2024 - 8:01 am

Google Tests Multiple Featured Snippets Under From Sources Across The Web

Jun 14, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Sometimes Search Experiments Conflict Causing Issues

Jun 14, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Maps

Google Business Profiles Websites No Longer Load - 404

Jun 14, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Ads

Google Tests New Call & Location Extension Ad Format

Jun 14, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Google's John Mueller: Requiring A Followed Link For API Access Is A Paid Link