Ads in Google Maps

Today we’re introducing an updated ad experience we think is more attractive for users and more effective for advertisers.

Oh thank you, thank you Google, I really wanted ads in Google Maps.



  • mvcmendes

    Google didn’t notice a clear typo in this text. It says ‘users’ when they clearly meant ‘us’.

  • Macbisho

    Waiting for the outcry on worldwide global news networks… oh wait… surely it will be soon, right?

  • The worst part is that the first entry you see used to be the most relevant to your search and usually what you were looking for. It was only a couple taps from there to get directions. Now you’ll have to scroll past the ad and manually select the business you were searching for.

  • “Ads in Google Maps! I’m flabbergasted. I never saw this coming,” said absolutely no one.

  • I don’t know about this one. The only way I’ll like it is if it provides details on discounts in that area I’m searching, like a mapped group on view. Other than that, I don’t like this.

  • Idon’t Know

    Deleted Google Maps on iPhone and iPad. I never used it anyway.

  • Tvaddic

    Didn’t the old iOS default Google Maps app have ads?

    • tylernol

      I think Google wanted to put ads in it but Apple did not , which is one of the main reasons Apple went off and rolled their own Map backend.

  • tylernol

    I believe Google already had adsense/adwords tied into Maps, this is far less subtle about placement though.