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Monday, March 22, 2010

Google Offers Three New Paid Search Products

Posted by @ 8:40 pm

For all the PPC advertising lovers, Google has some good news for you.

At the recent SMX West conference, Google’s Nick Fox shared an insight into several of Google’s new PPC offerings. These include sitelinks, product extensions and comparison ads.

Search Engine Land has a great post explaining each of the products, so here is quick rundown:

Allows advertisers to display up to four text links underneath an AdWords ad.


Google claims they have seen a 30-40% increase in CTR from the sitelinks.

Product Extensions
Allows advertisers to display specific products and product images under the AdWords ad.


Google chooses which products are displayed and are chosen from the advertisers Google Merchant Center accounts.

Comparison Ads
Allow consumers to compare multiple relevant offers such as mortgage rates from different lenders.


If a searcher finds a relevant offer, they can call the lender or request a quote. If requesting a quote, then Google sends the company a unique code to contact the user. Advertisers only pay if the users call the phone number in the ad or request a quote.

I wonder how long it will take for Bing and Yahoo! to release something similar.

Courtney Mills Courtney is an online marketing and communications specialist at ineedhits - a leading search engine marketing firm with over 16 years experience. Courtney has been living and breathing online marketing for over 5 years. She specializes in web and communication marketing, while providing news and opinion to online marketing communities.

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