November 19th, 2009 | Published in Google Maps
We realize that some of your markers or infowindows may contain information that you don't want us to display in search results or on Google Maps. Your content may be personal in nature or perhaps you don't have the necessary rights to allow indexing of the content you are displaying. Maps API Premier customers in particular may not want their content indexed and displayed in Google Maps. To ensure that this new feature doesn't cause any issues, we have put a few controls in place:
- We only index data from maps that have been viewed by many unique users. For example, maps only viewed by you and a few friends won't be indexed.
- If your page is protected by robots.txt, we will not index your content.
- You can opt-out of the logging by specifying "indexing=false" when loading the API For example:
- If you are a Maps API Premier customer, we will not index data from your maps, unless you opt into indexing by passing in "indexing=true".
We're excited about letting users easily find the wonderful mashups developers have created. As always, if you have any feedback for us, please use the Maps API Google Group.