no progress on the google phonebook operator issue other than the odd bit of evidence that for a given query the “results returned” value will be correct, but there’s nothing in the results array. for example if i search for “phonebook:snowdeal, maine” i get 23 results using the web interface and the api says that it’s returning 23 results, but nothing is in the results array. hrrrm.
the ever-informative tara, of research buzz fame, was nice enough to let me know that there actually several undocumented phone operators:
presumably, the r and b indicate residential and business. anyone else, please feel free to let me know what dopy thing or another i’m doing wrong that’s sabotaging my evil plan for a cheap nationwide address/phone conversion available via instant messaging.