Google May Let Companies Put Ads In Street View
Street View might look different due to the use of advertisements near images of landmarks and streets
As the online space continues to evolve, companies find increasingly different ways to get eyes on advertisements. From automatically-playing videos to banners that take over an entire page, the nature of online advertising continues to change.
It comes as no surprise then, that Google also wants to find new spaces for advertisements. A patent shows that the company wants to experiment with placing advertisements in Google Street View.
The patent gives examples of this visualization—one page shows a sketch (Figure 4) of what looks like a city building. On the bottom, a rectangular block shows the text “banner advertisement.” This means that while a user explores major landmarks, he/she would also see advertisements at the same time.