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Old 02-02-2011   #1
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Blue Map Marker

Hello-

Looks new: I Have one ad at #2 and it has a blue map marker next to it. And on the map the marker for my location is blue not red.

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is it a location based ad? can you grab a screen shot?
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Hello Aussie -

Screen shot:

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...g1 0&aql=&oq=

Maybe Sydney is a beta site for Google. This blue marker has stayed active all day. Can be a real map changer - wink, wink.

It makes some sense on Google's part. Actually I believe Google has diverted attention away from the paid ads as part of the Google maps integration. Also, it seems they are having problems as for some searches the paid ads do not show at all.

With this blue map marker - it is going to be something to start another auction for - providing extra attention to a limited number of ads. The more endless auctions Google starts up the better for its share price. Also, reinforces the location based concept.

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Whoops - sorry for all that. I just tested the link and it does not show. Imagine this:

Domino's Pizza - Order Pizza Online Now!
Cash Payment Now Accepted
www.dominos.com.au/ Sydney
512 Old South Head Road, Rose Bay NSW
1300 366 466 - Directions

Image with a blue "A" Map marker to the left of 512. On the page there is also a red "A" as part of the 7 pack.

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Re: Blue Map Marker

Only seen a blue "A" marker, not a "B" or "C". Also Google is annoying in that it is still limiting ads. I just did the Sydney Pizza search as above and it only showed two ads on page 1, one was a blue marker one.

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What is blue map marker. so far i have not heard this blue map maker
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read this http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/110203-210517
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