freejung - 5:36 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
Doesn't it seem strange that Google would allow the map to block adwords results?
On the one hand, yeah, blocking the result will make it less clickable, but on the other hand it draws attention over to that column which might increase the clickthrough rate anyway, despite the blockage.
Interesting side-note: as an adsense publisher, if I were to do something like this it could get me banned from the program. You're not supposed to put drop-down menus, popup boxes, or other stuff over the adsense ads that might either draw false clicks or prevent genuine clicks.