MOUNTAIN VIEW, California: Google and announced Tuesday they are to collaborate in an online advertising sales drive directed at small businesses.

Salesforce will vend the joint service to existing and new small business customers, placing their ads next to appropriate Google search results.

To all intents and purpose, the Salesforce website is to resell Google AdWords in return for a sales commission.

Moreover, the two companies visualize even closer cooperation on future projects. Their lips, however, are firmly zipped as to what, when and how.

Data sourced from Wall Street Journal Online. additional content by WARC staff