Google Local Listing For Dodge Dealership Shows Toyota Advertisement

Aug 22, 2019 • 8:57 am | comments (4) by | Filed Under Google Maps

Google Bait

Ben Fisher posted on Twitter a screen shot of Google showing an ad within the Google Local Knowledge panel for a Dodge dealership. The interesting thing is the ad is from a different brand, a Toyota!

Here is the screen shot:

Dodge Google Local Listing With Toyota Ad

So you have a Dodge dealership showing a Toyota dealership ad in its local knowledge panel! Kind of nuts if you think about it.

Francisco chimed in about the monetization survey Google My Business sent out back in April, one of the bullet points was that if you pay, Google won't show competitor ads in your listings.

Cha ching!?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: This was not a competitors ad, Mike Blumenthal told me both dealers are owned by the same group and it was mistake by their Google Ads folks.

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