On the weekend, Mike Blumenthal noticed that TripAdvisor was “now back” among the review sources on Google Places Pages. Many of the businesses that initially reported disappearing TripAdvisor reviews are now showing those reviews again.
Last week, there was news circulating that hotels reviews site TripAdvisor was blocking Google from showing its content on Places Pages. TripAdvisor also issued an statement wherein confirming of “limiting their contents on Google Places pages”.
Over the weekend, TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer to the Wall Street Journal seem to confirm the site’s displeasure with Google:
“Google does seem to be chasing us and I don’t like it one bit,” said Mr. Kaufer, adding that he has been negotiating with Google for about two months to try to improve his situation.