Google News Takes Heat Over Blog Exclusions

    May 24, 2006

Google is getting smacked for removing conservative e-zines and blogs from Google News.

To date, Google has done a poor job of explaining why certain blogs are enshrined and others aren’t. They need to publish some standards around who they are willing to include and why. has been public about this as has Yahoo. Both include many blogs in their news crawls.

Steve Rubel is a PR strategist with nearly 16 years of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications experience. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President with Edelman, the largest independent global PR firm.

He authors the Micro Persuasion weblog, which tracks how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations practice.