BellSouth’s RealPages will become the first yellow pages publisher to become a seller of Google advertising under terms of an agreement announced Thursday.

The ads will be marketed to small and medium local businesses.

The Google AdWords targets web-based ads based on markets, addresses, and other criteria as part of search engine marketing.

The local paid search advertising market was $45 million in 2003, according to The Kelsey Group data cited by BellSouth. Kelsey projects the market to reach $2.5 billion by 2008.

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