Search for [Dominoz Pizza Center] in Google, click on the Phone Icon in the SERP, give your number, suddenly you find your phone get connected to the Pizza House and you gives the order. Nah, not in 2010, it’s now avaliable – difficult to believe, isn’t it? read the rest.
It’s called Google Click to Call, still in testing mode but get diployed in some part of the world – seems as in selected countries | territories. The below screenshot has been given by one of my buddies in SeoRefugee forums, and see the small Phone Icon besides the Adwords Ad. I tried the same search but it seems not get activated in my DC area, but still interesting.
I tried to hear from Google itself regarding this and as per them, here is your answers:
- What’s the phone icon on Google search results? How does it work?
- Whose caller ID do I see when connected?
- Am I charged to connect to an advertiser?
We’re testing a new product that gives you a free and fast way to speak directly to the advertiser you found on a Google search results page – over the phone.
Here’s how it works: When you click the phone icon, you’ll be invited to enter your phone number. Once you click ‘Connect For Free,’ Google calls the number you provided. When you pick up, you hear ringing on the other end as Google connects you to the other party. When they answer, you simply talk normally as you would with any other call.
The advertiser’s number appears on your caller ID when Google connects you. This way, you can save the merchant’s number for future call-backs.
No. Google foots the bill for all calls, both local and long-distance. However, if you give us a mobile phone number, your normal airtime fees or other fees charged by your provider for the call may apply.
A Word from the Author:
Did you see the last point….???? I bet, you will be Loving to make some calls using Google’s pocket money. So Enjoy…!!!