EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2336 - July 29, 2010     2 of 5

Google Launches New Ad Format for Online Merchants

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Google launched a new advertising format for online merchants. The new format is based on the product extensions on, but in Product Search, users will see products and prices without having to click on a "plusbox" to expand the ad.

The new ad format allows merchants to market the breadth of their product catalog and highlight promotional messages directly to shoppers on Google Product Search. See details on Google Merchant blog.

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