The odds are that the richer promotions won’t hamper your day-to-day navigation in a significant way, but you’ll want to keep an eye out for that yellow “ad” icon the next time you’re tracking down some sushi. While it will help you learn more about interesting ads and might just lead to discovering a nice restaurant, it could also downplay the importance of the actual search results — not good if you’re just trying to reach an eatery before it shuts down for the night.Google Maps already shows a wealth of info about nearby stores when you’re searching for them, but ads haven’t received that first-class treatment. Like it or not, that’s changing; Maps on mobile and the web now shows you a whole raft of details for relevant store ads, including links to call those shops.
The move is likely to prove a mixed blessing. That is the news today. Have a great day!