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Google’s 20% Reported To Be Dead, Then Reported To Be Not Dead By Same Publication

Google’s 20% Reported To Be Dead, Then Reported To Be Not Dead By Same Publication

By Chris Crum August 16, 2013 | 3 Comments

Update: Quartz has posted a follow-up after Googlers came out and said that 20% time is still part of the company’s culture. Google has long had an interesting approach to innovation called 20% time, which has historically enabled Google employees …

Google Weighs In On Advertorials In Google News Google Weighs In On Advertorials In Google News

After the whole Interflora paid links fiasco, Google took to its Webmaster Central blog to remind webmasters about the no-nos of paid links and advertorials. Today, Google took to the Google News blog to remind bloggers and publishers that the …

Are These Google's Ranking Signals For Google News? Are These Google's Ranking Signals For Google News?
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Computerworld has a new report out about an old patent of Google’s that is drawing some attention. It looks at ways Google might be ranking content in Google News, which is not only helpful for all publications trying to gain …

Google Prefers Single Articles For Developing News Google Prefers Single Articles For Developing News
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After taking a month off, Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, and has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This one talks about news sites, and how to approach developing stories. The user-submitted question being addressed is: Do you …

Google Agrees To "Support" Publishers In France Google Agrees To "Support" Publishers In France
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It looks like Google is paying to link to French publishers’ content. Google and publishers in France have not been seeing eye to eye for quite some time. In October, the company spoke out about a proposal by French lawmakers, …

Google May Be Paying About $6M To Publishers Google May Be Paying About $6M To Publishers

As previously reported, Google announced this week that it has reached an agreement with publishers in Belgium, ending six years of litigation. Publishers had sued Google claiming they violated copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached …

Google And Publishers Are Getting Along...In Belgium Google And Publishers Are Getting Along...In Belgium
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Google has reached an agreement with news publishers in Belgium after six years of litigation. Publishers sued Google claiming they violated their copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached copies of their pages in Google search. …

Google News Gets Some Tablet-Friendly Tweaks Google News Gets Some Tablet-Friendly Tweaks
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Google announced some improvements to Google News for tablets today. Users will start being able to swipe horizontally between sections, and tap “Explore in depth” to see multiple articles and other info related to a story. There is also more …

Google Still Resisting Proposed Bill In Germany Google Still Resisting Proposed Bill In Germany
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You may recall talk of a proposed law in Germany that would require search engines like Google to pay to license content from publishers in order to display headlines (with links) and snippets of text. Lawmakers in Germany are reportedly …

Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers? Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers?
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In case you haven’t been following, Google has been battling traditional media publishers in a number of countries for years. Publishers want Google to pay to license their content so they can point to it in search results. In Brazil, …

Google Vs. Publishers: Who's Right? Google Vs. Publishers: Who's Right?
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The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions …

The Latest On Google's Battle With Publishers The Latest On Google's Battle With Publishers
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A week ago, we wrote about the battles Google is facing with publishers, specifically in France and Brazil. In France, lawmakers have poposed a law which would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content just so …

Google News Gets Some Layout Adjustments Google News Gets Some Layout Adjustments

Google is rolling out some new features to Google News search, including click-to-expand news results clusters, more multimedia and some updates to the layout. “Last year we updated Google News to make it easier for you to scan for stories …

We've Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade We've Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade
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Google announced over the weekend that it is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Google News’ launch. The product was unveiled on September 22, 2002, and has gone through quite a few changes in that time. According to Google, Google News …

Google News Gets A New Ranking Signal Google News Gets A New Ranking Signal
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Google announced the news_keywords metatag for publishers in Google News to help Google better identify and understand content that is related to things that are in the news. Do you think this is a good direction for Google News? Let …

Google US News Gets Larger Pics and Social Posts Google US News Gets Larger Pics and Social Posts

Over the next week Google is going to be making some changes to the way US news searches appear on their pages. The first change is going to be larger images on their main page. They are also adding a …

Google News Now Integrates Google+ Content Google News Now Integrates Google+ Content
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Google has integrated Google+ into another one of their products: Google News. As of today, you can now see content from your Google+ circles in “Top Stories” as well as the all new realtime coverage section. Here’s what they have …