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Showing Map Pin in Ad

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I want my ad to have a location pin,. But when I use the location extension, all I'm getting is a link at the bottom of the ad that says ">> map of XXXX".  It's not very engaging.

 

My competitor's have ads that actually show the full address/phone/postal code and a map pin. Much more attractive.

 

Any ideas on how to do this? 

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Hello Birchlore !

 

Have you tried to setup a google business place for this account or just a manual address ?

 

http://www.google.com/business/placesforbusiness/

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I used the places for business account associated with my email option (not manual).

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Can you make a print-screen of that competitor's Ad ? Maybe they inserted the address text in the Description Line 2

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My ad is the top one. Bottom ad is an example of what I want (map pin location). I also have 11 positive reviews, would love to show those.

 

Note: I know I am showing a top ad vs a side ad but it's not relevant. I've seen this same competitor with all the same extensions on the top position as well.

 

 

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It seems that he has 7 google reviews for his business location. Perhaps this is what is needed for your profile too. Locations with the most post positive reviews get listed first and get that "1" pin , as beeing the most recommended location. Ask your customers to post reviews until you have more reviews than him.

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I Have 11 five star reviews! Rank top 3 in map organically.

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I searched for half an hour in the available documentation and I am unable to find the source for this problem. You best solution is to call Google using the link Contact us in the upper right corner and maybe return to post the solution.

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Nice, I didn't know I could even call.

Apparently the pin is only available for adwords express. But the trade off is that you lose a lot of the main adwords features (main one being keyword targetting). You can only target a category.

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That went fast Smiley Happy 

 

There will be more tricks to use to improve CTR that I bet aren't available in adwords express :

 

http://adwords.blogspot.ro/2012/09/enhanced-sitelinks-rolling-out-globally.html

 

http://adwords.blogspot.ro/2013/06/give-your-sitelinks-additional-detail.html

 

http://adwords.blogspot.ro/2013/06/new-image-extensions-enable-you-to-show.html

 

It would be a good ideea to have a dedicated main thread about adwords express.