There are many reports of reviews not publishing and going live in the Google local results. So if a user drops a review to a business in Google Local and Google Maps then those reviews are either delayed or not publishing.
I have seen a few threads/conversations lately around missing reviews. Businesses are complaining that people are posting reviews for them but they aren’t publishing.
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Seeing mentions on the GMB support forum. Doesn't seem an isolated thing.
— Amy Toman ? (@BubblesUp) April 12, 2021
There are fist-fulls of reports in the Maps Forum. — far more than the usual number. ✊✊✊✊
— Map Wrangler (@Map_Wrangler) April 12, 2021
There is no information on how widely this issue is spread but there are few complaints in the Google My Business Help forums as well.