What Does The Blue Marker Mean?


Colan Nielsen

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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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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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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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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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@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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You can find them in Google search results.

For example:



and clicking on blue marker #1 gives you this:



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



 

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

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