Google Testing Maps In Top Right Position, Above Ads

Jul 6, 2010 • 8:48 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

A reader, Morgan Chemij emailed me an image of Google testing a new maps position in the Google search results. His image showed a map in the top right position, above the Google AdWords ads, for a search on [florist]. Personally, I do not see it, but Mike Blumenthal shows others are seeing it.

Here is Morgan's screen capture:

Google Maps Position Change *

As you can see, the map has one of those Google Maps Tags, which costs $25 per listing per month.

Mike goes through the new location in more detail and I posted a thread in the Google Web Search Help forum about this.

Personally, I kind of like it pushing down the paid results, as opposed to pushing down the organic results. But I am not sure advertisers will like it, unless they are in the map results.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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