Eurydice - 6:02 pm on Feb 15, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:13 am (utc) on Feb 16, 2010]
Google is testing a new project: local stores pay $25/month to appear directly in the search results (not an ad on the side).
The following article describes this and has a screen shot:
You can also see this for yourself: search for < skateboards in houston > and look at the first result, marked with a yellow tag.
Skateboards in houston search [google.com]
for a flat fee of $25 a month, he is making his listings on Google stand out. Whenever his shop comes up in a search page or on a Google map, it is adorned with a bright yellow tag. The tag links to the Kingpinz Web site, but these enhanced listings, as the ads are called, can also link to a coupon, store directions, a photograph or a video of a business, or, in the case of a restaurant, a menu or reservations page.
[edit reason] added ny times link [/edit]
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:13 am (utc) on Feb 16, 2010]