Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 12:46 UTC
Google

Over one billion people use Google Maps services every month. On the Google Maps app, these users are often searching for local businesses - from restaurants, to car dealerships, to dentists, and more. Recently, we launched a new version of the Google Maps app for Android, iPhone, and iPad where we introduced several new features. Today we're introducing an updated ad experience we think is more attractive for users and more effective for advertisers.

Yes, ads in Google's mobile Maps applications. Fantastic.

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RE[2]: Business 101
by No it isnt on Fri 9th Aug 2013 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Business 101"
No it isnt
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2005-11-14

Google's advertising is rarely very obtrusive. That's the reason for their success.

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RE[3]: Business 101
by jared_wilkes on Fri 9th Aug 2013 18:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Business 101"
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2011-04-25

An ad that can't be distinguished from a search result is MORE OBTRUSIVE than one that is clearly demarcated as an ad.

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RE[4]: Business 101
by No it isnt on Fri 9th Aug 2013 21:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Business 101"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

True, but that's never been Google's way of doing things.

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