Daily Search Forum Recap: October 13, 2009

Oct 13, 2009 - 3:00 pm 0 by

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:

  • Mobile Questions for Google: It's Google Mobile Week
    The Google Mobile team is calling this week, "Google Mobile Week." In celebration for the special week, Google announced in a Google Mobile Help thread that they are accepting a new set of questions for the Google Mobile team to answer on their blog. To submit your questions or vote on existing ones, go to this page, sign in and vote and submit. Bin from the Google Mobile team explained: Google is doing a lot
  • Google Labs For Webmaster Tools Launches: Fetch as Googlebot & Malware Details
    The Google Webmaster Central Blog announced the launch of a new "Labs" section in Google Webmaster Tools. Labs is for Google to launch features that might not be fully tested and have bugs, but at the same time give webmasters these features sooner to test and play with. The first two labs releases were "Fetch as Googlebot" and "Malware Details." I'll show you both below: Fetch as Googlebot allows you to see what Googlebot, Google's
  • Google Maps Drops Tele Atlas For Google Data in US
    Since we are on a Google Maps coverage roll today, how about we keep it going. Google Maps recently announced changes to their map data, which Mike somewhat called out. In short, for many locations in the US, Google is now their own provider of data for their maps. About a year ago, Google switched their map data to Tele Atlas. Now, Google seems to be moving off them. For example, look at the copyright
  • When Google Maps Satellite & Map Detail Don't Line Up
    What happens when you have Google Satellite view and map street data not lining up? Well, I can show you. If you look at Cairo, Egypt you will see that the Satellite detail is shifted about 90 meters west of the street detail. Here is a picture showing the box in the map detail not overlaying on the box of the streets in the Satellite view: I believe this is not that unusual, and it
  • Google Street Views Now Showing Street Numbers
    I was playing around with Google Maps the other day and noticed that for my office building, in Street Views, Google is showing the office building number, in a water mark like style above the building. Here is a picture: Notice the "2" above the building, I point to it with an arrow above. You can see it yourself by clicking here. I am not sure if this is new, but it is useful to

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