Google Local Business Ads

By Deane Barker on March 31, 2006

Google local business ads (Beta): This is new today.

Whenever a user enters a query that matches advertisers’ chosen keywords and business information, up to three local business ads may appear as “Sponsored Links” below the user’s Google Local search results. The ads display in two parts: a highlighted listing in the search results column and a map marker that expands to show additional business details when the user clicks on the ad title or the marker itself.

And the true value of Google Maps comes out. Shocker.



  1. If traffic for your business is what you are looking for, then better to list your business on Google Places for free. Google’s local listing has an essential effect on the visibility of our website. Appearance on Google’s front page is indeed almost impossible to reach. And to reach this state requires a lot more spending on your part. Google Places is one of the best way to boost your business’ traffic without spending too much. So, it is advisable to list your business on Google Places.

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