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    What Does The Blue Marker Mean?

    I'm curious - when you see a places listing with the blue flag, does that mean it was created in mymaps?

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    Re: What Does The Blue Marker Mean?

    Hi Shonda,

    I moved this to it's own thread as it's a great question and I don't want it to get lost in the other thread.

    I believe it's blue when it's a type of sponsored ad.

    Can you post a screen shot of what you are referring to?

    Would love to hear from others, though.
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    Re: What Does The Blue Marker Mean?

    Yes normally it's Adwords or Adwords Express but agree it's one of those things we need to see to be sure.
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    Re: What Does The Blue Marker Mean?

    I was referring to Marie's comment in another thread "Similarly 47 Google maps were made and tagged, all via a different gmail address. Here is an example:
    Bayside Resort Hotel - Google Maps" all of those have the blue marker so I was confused as I also thought the blue marker meant adwords/express.

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    Re: What Does The Blue Marker Mean?

    Oh good point, they are all blue.

    BUT I don't believe any of those MyMaps would ever show up in search or regulars maps and most would never see them without a direct link to the MyMap.

    So here's a search for hotel + the street many of those blue markers are on. Only red pins show, none of those blue MyMap markers do. http://goo.gl/maps/q7ePN

    So normally when you do a regular search or are cruising a regular map, the blue markers will be paid.
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    Re: What Does The Blue Marker Mean?

    @Shonda

    I'm 99% sure those are MyMaps results of some sort. How you got to them I'm not exactly sure of. But when I type "Bayside Resort Hotel" into the Maps search bar, I get the Google+Local result for Bayside Resort Hotel.

    Those definitely are not AdWords Express ads, though. That I can say with certainty.

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    Re: What Does The Blue Marker Mean?

    You can find them in Google search results.

    For example:

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    and clicking on blue marker #1 gives you this:

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    Note the small grey word "Ad" in the upper right corner of the details.

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    Re: What Does The Blue Marker Mean?

    Ha Ha, we know what you were Googling today David!
    Good luck with the move!
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    Re: What Does The Blue Marker Mean?

    LOL. Yep! Move is set for April 20th. Hope my ankle and foot are healed by then.

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    Re: What Does The Blue Marker Mean?

    David,
    Hope your new home is a beautiful haven! And that your ankle is way better by then. Ouch!
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