About location extensions

If you mark your business or any of your locations as temporarily or permanently closed in Business Profile, your Google Ads location extensions for those locations won’t show to customers. You can read more about how to mark a location as closed in Business Profile.

Location extensions can help people find your locations by showing your ads with your address, a map to your location or the distance to your business. People can then click or tap your extension to get further details about your location on your location page, which includes the most relevant business information all in one place. Location extensions may also include a phone number or call button so that users can easily call your business.

This article provides an overview of location extensions. For instructions on how to set up location extensions in your Google Ads account, go to Use location extensions. You can remove location extensions at any time. To learn how, go to Remove location extensions.

Before you begin

If you make products and want to help people find them at retail chains and shops, see About affiliate location extensions.

When to use

Location extensions encourage people to visit your business.

Search Network Example

Clara, a bakery owner, wants to draw foot traffic to her shop front. She adds a location extension to her campaign. Now, when people nearby search on mobile for one of her keywords ('best bakery nearby' or 'fresh bread'), her extension is eligible to show and may give bread-lovers:

  • the distance to her location, and its city (mobile)
  • her location's street address (computer)
  • a clickable 'Call' button
  • a tappable or clickable access to a details page for her location – with information such as hours, phone number, photos and directions.

Location extensions can also run on YouTube campaigns. Location extensions on YouTube help you close the loop between online ads and offline sales by driving foot traffic to shops.

Example of YouTube location extension

A major clothes retailer wants to target the audience segment 'Fashionistas' – encouraging people browsing online to come into the shop and make purchases. To accomplish this goal, the shop’s account manager sets up location extensions on YouTube ads.

Alongside her YouTube ad, the location extension shows a 'teaser' of business information. When a user clicks or taps the extension, it expands to a location page that shows more business information, such as address, phone number and shop hours. The shop shown in the extension is selected based on the user’s device location or a location that they’ve shown interest in.

Where they show

Location extensions can show your business information in various formats – on mobile devices and on computers – on the Search Network, Display Network, YouTube and Google Maps.

Google Search Network: On the Search Network, ads with location extensions can appear as a standard text ad with your location and phone number. On mobile, a clickable 'Call' button may show in place of your phone number.

Amherst Ice Cream Parlour - Artisan Soft Serve
Ad www.example.com
Pistachio and Brown Butter Raisin On Tap. Fresh Baked Cookies.
 
100 Dardanelles Rd, Amherst MA
  • Google search sites, like Google Maps: Your location extensions can appear beside, above or below search results on Google Maps, including the Maps app.
  • Google Display Network: Your location extensions may show on sites and apps on the Display Network when people are near, or have demonstrated an interest in, your local area.
    Note: Location extensions on Display inventory is only available through Local Campaigns or Performance Max with shop goals.
  • YouTube Video Ads: Your location extensions may show on YouTube TrueView in-stream and bumper ads when people are near, or have demonstrated an interest in, your local area.
    Your location extensions will start showing on video ads, meaning your video ads will show information about your business locations unless you explicitly opt out.
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