Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Google Maps 3D Street Views Now Back
Google launched 3D street views on Google Maps on April 1, 2010. Many thought it was an April Fools day prank when it was dropped. But then Google said they may bring it back and it seems they did indeed bring it back. The 3D street views man is gone, but if you right click on a street views image, you will have the option to turn "3D mode on." Here is a picture of
- More On Google Places: Name Change & New Features
Google has launched what they are calling Google Places, which is basically the Google Local Business Center, but renamed to Google Places. The new features they announced are below, but there are some neat things that I want to show you after this list, so keep reading. New features: Service areas: If you travel to serve customers, you can now show which geographic areas you serve. And if you run a business without a storefront
- Google Indexing Content Via Referral Logs?
Brett Tabke, founder of WebmasterWorld, asked in a WebmasterWorld thread if Google is once again crawling and indexing new content discovered from referral logs? Let me quote his full question: Google started indexing SERPS from our new site search engine. The question comes up, HOW are they getting those search links? These are full keyword searches as performed by users. When someone searches Google/bing/yahoo/alltheweb and then comes to WebmasterWorld - we highlight the page with
- Google Crawls Sitemap File Based On Update Frequency
A Google Webmaster Help thread asks how often does Google crawl your XML sitemap file. Google's JohnMu replied saying it depends on how often the file is updated. John said: Google's Sitemaps crawler usually reacts to the update frequency of your Sitemap files. If we find new content there every time we crawl, we may choose to crawl more frequently. If you can limit updates of the Sitemap files to daily (or whatever suits your
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