In a post called Major View Cities, Stephen Chau informs that Google now adds 4 more street view cities in its roster of cities visible through Google Maps.

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“We're excited to announce that Street View is now available in San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston and Orlando. Like the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego features high-resolution imagery.”

When one user at Webmaster World wondered whether Microsoft's AdCenter Editorial Review had come “grinding to a halt.”

adCenterEU, The official adCenter representative said:

"We are experiencing a large number of submissions currently and the team is working hard to ensure we get everything processed as quickly as possible."

After MSN was reborn as Live.com the search engine giant refused to even acknowledge its erstwhile name. Now, things have taken a different turn. ResourceShelf reports that Live.com Adds Link to “MSN Sources” at the Top of a Search Results Page.

ResourceShelf :- "We noticed that a new permanent link (unlike others that can be toggled on and off) to MSN (like MSNBC, Encarta, etc.) is now included at the top of Live.com search results page.

SEOBook has a very informative article where it answers whether a 301 Redirect counts. Aaron Walls starts by saying the first step is to "find at least one navigational type search query that can be created out of the inbound anchor text of the site you are redirecting, before you start redirecting 301, which you would still expect to rank for even if you had no page content."

According to search engine watch the recent update in Google's algorithm has affected many a major website's ranking.

Apparently, according to many sources, Answers.com experienced a 28% drop in traffic thanks to last week's algo update. “Some forum posts and blogs suggest this is a downplay of big content sites, as well as a downgrade of sites for keyword density. It will be interesting to see if sites such as Wikipedia are swept up by this.”

flick Competition For YouTube? Yahoo To Include Videos In FlickrIn the ever growing battle between Yahoo! And Google, the latest comes from Yahoo! Who is trying to integrate videos into its photo-sharing site, Flickr, reports Ari Levy in Yahoo to Revamp Video Site After Losing to YouTube.

shi tao Congress To Investigate Yahoos Role In Chinese Journalist Shi Taos Arrest!AP reports that "U.S. lawmaker announces investigation of Yahoo's role in Chinese rights case" as Congressional investigators intend to find out whether Yahoo officials misrepresented the U.S. Internet company's role in the arrest of Chinese journalist Shi Tao who was sentenced to jail for a 10 year tenure.

Dan Karran has a transcript of a podcast where Michael Jones, the CTO of Google Earth, discusses about Google's maps of India (along with other geo things from Google) at the Conference held at Cambridge.

A user at Webmaster world informs that Google considers links within MS Word documents as backlinks of those sites in a forum called Link at .doc is accepted by Google.

"Recently I saw an interesting thing and thought that I should share that over here.
An online .doc file is crawlable by G,every one know that.But the most interesting thing I found that if there are few links to other sites at that .doc file,then G will consider those links as the Back Links of those sites."

The official Google AdWords representative at Webmaster World informs that soon enough advertisers will have the option of choosing out from the AdSense for Domains network.

AdWordsAdvisor2 :-

"We are working on making it simpler for advertisers who don't want to show on domain sites or error pages to exclude them. In the meantime, if site exclusion does not seem to be working for you, you can write into support for help."