Update 4/26: It appears that all of the CityVoter.com reviews have been removed from Google. It is a little hard for me to understand how these reviews can be removed so quickly from Maps but can not be updated with equal speed.
Reviews from Cityvoter.com are heavily referenced in Google Maps with over 1,113,968 instances. However, it appears (pointed out by Avante Gardens – Florals Unique Anaheim, CA) that a positive review in CityVoter knocks down your star rating in Google Maps.
Here is a screen shot of the first sites referenced when searching for cityvoter.com in Maps. Note the glowing reviews but the low star ratings:
I clicked through to one of the entries. Note its affect on Hi-Techbikes.com in San Jose. He obviously worked pretty hard
at fabricating reviews (ok so maybe this isn’t the best example) to get a single star. Take a look at his Maps record:
Their Authoritative OneBox (ouch):