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New ads in Google Maps

Joe L. [PersonRank 1]

Friday, September 26, 2008
14 years ago3,066 views

Today is the first time I've noticed some new ads in Maps – context-sensitive ads long the bottom edge of a map, similar to the "Web Clips" feature in Gmail [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

ow i never saw that before either, but i can't see it now. [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

correction i have found it :-),-81.671591&sspn=0.263974,0.617981&ie=UTF8&ll=36.469889,-81.730042&spn=1.051343,2.471924&t=h&z=9&iwloc=A [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[moved from "Sponsored Links at the bottom of Google Maps". Thanks!]

How long has Google been displaying Sponsored links at the bottom of the actual map?
My query:

Dave Shaw [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

[Moved from "Google inserts adsense into maps" – Tony]

Google have begun to put adsense into Google maps! The ads relate to the city being searched for.

In fact these are local business ads, but they are now at the bottom as well as the side.

Anders [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Colin, et al: I've seen these ads in Google Maps for about 2 weeks. My searching was USA-based, specifically northern California which may have been a test area before being rolled out elsewhere. They are not intrusive and often seem to relate well to what I'm searching for anyway. As long as Google continues to add non-intrusive ads that help pay the bills, I'm all for it.

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