Google Offers Cities Now Total 40By: Chris Crum - February 7, 2012
Google Offers continues to expand into more cities. This time, as expected, it’s Oklahoma City and Omaha that now have Google’s deals product, and that brings the grand total of markets to 40.
Google Offers has been around less than a year, having launched in beta last April – the company’s response to Groupon turning down an acquisition deal. The expansion has been fairly rapid. To be exact, it’s from one to forty cities in 251 days. It stated in Portland.
Last week, the product launched in Boston, Chicago, Long Beach, L.A .and Washington D.C. A week before that, it was Charlotte, Kansas City, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Tampa and Columbus.
No word on international expansion yet, but it’s clear that Google has big plans for Google Offers, especially if the company can really get Google Wallet rolling.
Research has shown that advertisers are interested in getting in on the action. The deals craze itself has been a big enough trend without the Internet giant’s contributions. Groupon is even helping box office performance for movies. Once Google Offers is available everywhere, and further integrated into other Google products, it’s hard to imagine it not being a powerhouse.
Today’s offer for Oklahoma City users, is $10 for $20 of American fare at Louie’s Grill and Bar. For Omaha, it’s $8 for one ticket to an upcoming Nebraska Huskers Men’s Basketball game.