Showing posts from July 19, 2006

Over 250 Google Wi-Fi Access points in mountain view

Google's plan for giving out wifi access to everyone in mountain view is old news. It just started rolling out. Here is a map of all the Access points in mountain view plotted on the map. Based on my initial analysis it has about 269 Access points all over Mountain View.

Google Sitemaps and DMOZ inaccuracies

If you run a website, you might have heard of Google Sitemaps and DMOZ already. What you didn't know probably is that Google Sitemaps can now learn from DMOZ if your site is listed on DMOZ. The problem Google and other search engine face is that though they can crawl your site, they don't really know how to describe your site to an search engine user. Apart from looking at your description Meta tag they also look at various other sources of information including DMOZ database to find the best way to describe your site. Though in most cases databases like DMOZ can acurately describe  the website, its not always the case, and letting search bots like that of google know that using  a meta tag can be very helpful .