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[edited by: Wizard at 4:23 pm (utc) on Aug. 22, 2006]
In my experiences maps and adsense dont work very well together, on my sites i attribute that to
1. when theres a map on a page i think everyone's attention is automaticaly drawn towards the map and they then just block out whatever else is on the page.
2. the ads i get tend to be very locally based, and since the areas targeted don't have alot of advertisers, i tend to get alot of the dynamic keyword insertion stuff ala ebay.
but of course your mileage will vary
Couldn't you drop a link to the discussion you mentioned?
I found this:
but maybe there are more articles about the subject.
[edited by: Wizard at 11:34 am (utc) on Aug. 23, 2006]
and here is one where a google rep gives permission
like i said on most of the maps i have, there really isnt any advertisers due to small towns and no tourism, and on the places that do have advertisers, most of the visitors are from that area and aren't interested in getting a flight or a hotel there. for the past month or so ive been splitting the views between adsense and ypn using templates and php if statements so i could see if page targeting with ypn would be any better, still a little early to tell but so far it isnt doing any better.
But if you are mapping popular areas that are visited by tourists, i would think you should do ok, unless by the time the people are looking for maps, they have already booked flights and hotels. chitika targetted to travel products may be a good fit as well
Well, the most famous google maps api website is living of Google Adsense. I would guess, it is ok to use adsense on a website with Google Maps.