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7 Google Updates Including Flash Indexing, Custom Search, and AdSense

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Another week, another slew of Google Updates. Chew on these new features while you watch the US Open this weekend:

Google Flash Indexing - The googlebot will now index external content sources used in SWF files.

Google Webmaster Central - Reconsideration requests now come with notifications so you'll know where you're at in the process.

Custom Search Automatic Transilteration - You can type in one language but see results in another.

Google AdSense - Change the font size for your ad display units.

Google Maps and Transit - 7 new agencies have been added including


  • Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

  • VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, TX

  • Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Metro St. Louis, St Louis, MO

  • Foothill Transit, San Gabriel Valley, CA

  • Riverside Transit, Riverside, CA

  • Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte, NC

  • Pinella Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL

Google Book Search - Got a makeover, including embedded links, book search within each book, thumbnail view, content drop-down menu, plain text mode, page turn button and animation, and an updated book overview page.

A microblogging search engine may be coming soon to Google, according to the unofficial Google Operating System blog. This would compete with Twitter search as well as Facebook's new search tests.


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