Example of Google Earth Ad

Example of ad advertising in Google Earth screenshotHere’s an example of the type of ad Google is experimenting with in Google Earth. Only a random sample of GE users will have a chance to see these ads (I have not yet seen one) with the new version (v3.0.0739) of Google Earth.
In my opinion, this type of ad is perfectly acceptable. Those of us who read the Google Earth Community forums should be comfortable as they look exactly like the ones we see in the forums. This type of ad would only appear in the description bubble for businesses you search for in the Local Search, or for certain layers (like “Lodging”). So, they are not “in your face” type ads. I’m sure there are other types of ad formats Google is experimenting with. Also, as I previously reported, if you use the PLUS version of GE, you can apparently turn these off.
Thanks to ‘esterrett’ at the GEC for posting the snapshot shown here. If anyone else sees other kinds of ads, please post them in this same thread to let others see.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


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