Google Maps In Store Views Ads

Nov 12, 2013 • 8:27 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Pegman Google Maps+Jeroen den Ridder sent me pictures of what appears to be ads within Google Maps Business Photos - you know, the instore views?

It came up for this specific view:

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Now, I can't reproduce it, but he sent me a picture showing the ad overlay directly in the picture:

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As you can see, there is this little icon that is overlaid on the picture. When you click on it, it is one of those AdWords local extension. Is this a browser bug or a feature? I am not sure.

He did share a screen that shows he has this ad extension live in his AdWords account:

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I've never seen this on in-store business photos, have you?

Forum discussion at Google+.

Update: This seems to be a bug according to Google.

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