Google Local / Maps Adds Paid Results with Blue Balloons

Jan 12, 2006 - 12:45 pm 0 by
Filed Under Google Ads

Danny reported on Google Tests New Local Ads On Maps which describes that when some people do a search on hotels new york in Google Local, and Google Maps comes up with blue balloons that represent the blue backgrounded sponsored results. Since I am in New York, I believe I can see it, here is a screen capture for you all.

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I personally find this very cool and I am glad they are labeled so clearly.

Forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums.

Update: added a thread at our forum asking Are Sponsored Results in Google Maps / Local a Good Thing?

 

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