About 6 months after launching “free” Google Base, as a “place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content”, Google integrated an AdWords ad creation module to generate paid AdWord campaigns from within Google Base:
If you're familiar with Google AdWords, you'll be happy to know that we're now enabling you to create AdWords ads for individually posted items in Google Base, right from the Google Base edit item page.
Google launched another “free” product last week, Google Co-op:
Google Co-op is about sharing expertise. You can contribute your expertise and benefit when others do the same. Help other users find information more easily by creating "subscribed links" for your services and labeling webpages around the topics you know best...Google Co-op is a community of organizations, businesses, and individuals working together to help improve Google search.
Will we soon see “If you’re familiar with Google AdWords, you’ll be happy to know that we’re now enabling you to create AdWords ads for subscribed links and labeled web pages in Google Co-op… Join the conversation: “Talk Back” below to share your thoughts.