If you have a restaurant, a service business or brick and mortar store, Google has a deal for you. Going forward, the Google Map app will show relevant ads at the bottom of the map when a consumer searches for a local biz.
When the consumer hits the map page, they’ll see a small ad at the bottom. It has the biz name, a short description and the mileage from your location. If you tap the ad, it expands to show additional information. In this case we see the hours, the full address, the website and then links to call, save and share.
Also note the tiny purple “Ad” icon next to the description. We wouldn’t want people to think this is the best result based on their search. This is just the best PAID result.