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pierre_pierre
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Google house search

I dont know if it is new, but doing a road number search on google, comes up with a street view picture on the left panel
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Re: Google house search

Not a reliable feature at all. Google gets its house numbers easily muddled.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Google house search

but it can help, SWMBO wanted to contact some one in Feltwell, Thetford and had lost the address, I had looked it up months ago but wasnt sure, name Smith, not sure of the initial, = typical
so went to http://www.thephonebook.bt.com/publisha.content/en/search/residential/search.publisha and looked up Smith Feltwell
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quick poke in Google and found what I could remember in under a minute
jim:red Those numbers aren't found using Google so what you have done is posted personal phone numbers on a forum where Google will pick them up. I have deleted them mod:end
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Re: Google house search

pierre-pierre,
? Posting personal numbers, surely that's not you !
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Re: Google house search

Quote from: pierre_pierre
[Moderator's note by Jim (Oldjim)  Those numbers aren't found using Google so what you have done is posted personal phone numbers on a forum where Google will pick them up. I have deleted them ]

Tut, tut, tut...  Wink
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Google house search

I have replied to Oldjim., will see what he says as they are freely availablle.
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Re: Google house search

As I said in my moderators note and in the reply to you .
They aren't freely available using a search engine or a web crawler whereas these forums are
Would a person want to be in the position where putting their name into Google would bring up their address and telephone number. I am sure I wouldn't
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anniesboy
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Re: Google house search

To find an address quickly ,try this site.
http://is.gd/LF7VMI
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Re: Google house search

For our street, Google has no idea of house numbers, if I type in my full address including house number I'm shown a different house quite a distance away on the other side of the street (with the house number VERY clearly visible in the photo), also the google map shows a business at the address photographed and I know that particular business is run from a house a good few doors away.
Incidentally, my TomTom satnav usually does moderately well with house numbers but also fails on my home address.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Google house search

its OK if you know the address, but as said above not accurate on the house.
But in my search at the start of this thread, I only knew the town and surname
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Re: Google house search

It actually did better than my sat nav.
Pity it showed my previous car - so that's at least 3 years out of date.