Google Maps appearing in top right "AdWords Spot" Under Test Mode

Google is reported of testing a new Gogle Maps placement for local search results. "The old placement was in organic, left hand side, listings, where Google would stick a map for local intent queries. In testing, similar map moved from the organic side to paid search side, above where AdWords ads would appear."A Google spokesperson […]

Google is reported of testing a new Gogle Maps placement for local search results. "The old placement was in organic, left hand side, listings, where Google would stick a map for local intent queries. In testing, similar map moved from the organic side to paid search side, above where AdWords ads would appear."

A Google spokesperson confirmed this test via email: "Yes, this is an experiment with a small number of users that aims to make it faster and easier for people to find businesses and places of interest near them," reports Barry.

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