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The latest new Google Maps feature might seem annoying, but it’s actually terrific

23
Jul
2014

Advertisements can certainly be annoying, but they’re not always a bad thing. Problems arise most often when ads are intrusive or irrelevant, and when they do more to pester us than inform us. In the case of Google Maps, ads can actually be quite helpful in many scenarios, and Google just announced a few changes for the ads it serves in its Google Maps mobile app that might actually enhance users’ experiences. Google on Tuesday night posted a new note on its Google+ page for ads that explains a few key changes made recently to ads in the Google Maps mobile app. “Recently, we began showing search results for places like restaurants and hotels in a list view below the search

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