Google Local Maps is displaying local ads on its website. The ads will appear when a user searches on Google Local for local businesses, specific products or services.


Google Local Maps is displaying local ads on its website. The ads will appear when a user searches on Google Local for local businesses, specific products or services.

The ads are graphic and will appear as balloons floating over the map. It will also contain a small image related to the particular search.

The ads will not appear when a user searches for an address or driving directions.

“Ads targeted to search queries generate virtually all of Google’s revenue. Besides enriching Google, the system has been a boon for advertisers, whose sales have been boosted by an increased traffic from prospective buyers.” [Source]

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