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Google Street View Comes to the Holy Land

Hey Everybody,

Google Street View is now available in Israel for the cities of Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv. Here’s the video:

I remember one day when I was on my way to my previous job in the center of town in Jerusalem, and I saw the Google car (there’s gotta be a catchier name for that, right?) sitting on the curb right outside our office. As a bunch of SEOs, you start to get paranoid. Who really believes all those cameras and gadgets on top of the car are taking pictures of the streets of Jerusalem? They’re really there to spy on us sketchy Internet Marketers ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, it was a pretty exciting moment for me, and I’m glad to see that Google has put these landmarks literally on the map.

As a side note, I hope to write in the near future about the SEO (or lack thereof) of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial and museum here in Jerusalem (I worked there for three years on the Internet team), who is mentioned in the blog post and has partnered with Google on multiple programs in the past. Check back soon for it – should be a good one!

About Mark Ginsberg

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mark has been working in Internet Marketing since 2007. He has managed campaigns in highly competitive sectors for large brands, but also loves to help small businesses increase their online visibility and better understand their customers and their needs.

Comments

  1. Totally Ari – I’m down with the Facebook comments idea – prob should be a plugin that easily does it, otherwise we can hack the theme – you know what happens when do that though?!

  2. Nice little recap – I’ve been having a blast touring around on streets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

    1. Resize the video bro – it’s cutting over the width of your main content area. ๐Ÿ™‚
    2. Can we install fb comments on your blog? I’ll help!
    3. Keep up the posting !

  3. Hey Mark, nice post!

    As you say, “Iโ€™m glad to see that Google has put these landmarks literally on the map”. I’m also glad you’re back to blogging, look forward to more.

    In terms of FB comments, it’s gotta be Alex Moss / Pleer:

    http://pleer.co.uk/wordpress/plugins/facebook-comments/

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