How do i display customized place markers on the google map embedded on my web-page.
It requires the use of the google maps api. The custom markers are just images that can be used. The example there is very elegant by moving to a selected marker based on click.
for a full overview of the google maps api goto: http://code.google.com/apis/maps/index.html
Marc Grabanski has done an amazing job creating a tutorial to acheive the same effect as above using google maps and Jquery. There are several Jquery scripts that make working with google maps a little bit easier. Have a look at: