Google Is Shutting Down Ad Tags For Local Businesses

Posted Apr 16, 2011

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is shutting down Tags, an advertising service for local businesses to sponsor their listings. For example, you will notice that North Valley Optometry has a yellow tag for people to view photos of their business in a sponsored result above. Google was charging $25 per month for this feature. Google had sent an e-mail today to merchants that were using the service to let them know that the feature will be shutting down on April 29th. [Google Small Business Blog via TechCrunch]