Search Engines Indexing Google Profiles
It is true that Google Profiles serve as the main building blocks in acting as the foundation for making Google as the main social map in the whole web-world!
"A Google Profile is simply how you represent yourself on Google products — it lets you tell others a bit more about who you are and what you’re all about. You control what goes into your Google Profile, sharing as much (or as little) as you’d like." – Google
The news is that Google Profiles are now being indexed by search engines!
It is because of the fact that Google has added a new line into their robots.txt file and has lifted the nonindex style command for these files.
Garett Rogers writes :
Just about a half hour ago, Google added a new line into their robots.txt file which makes all those profiles (or at least 50,000 of them) crawlable by search engines. The new entry tells search engines to use “http://www.gstatic.com/s2/sitemaps/profiles-sitemap.xml” as a sitemap. The sitemap looks something like this:
According to Garett, Google would soon launch a “People Onebox” at one point. Google has earlier performed this task for local and books as well.