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Google News Gives Publishers New Newsletter

Google News Gives Publishers New Newsletter

By Chris Crum 13 hours ago

Google announced that it’s giving publishers in Google News a newsletter to keep them up to date on things they need to to know. To get it, you’ll need to make sure your site is in Google News, log into …

Google News Is Shutting Down In Spain Google News Is Shutting Down In Spain

Google announced that it’s going to be shutting down Google News in Spain as the result of a new law in that country. The company has faced turbulence from publishers and governments in many countries (particularly in Europe), and this …

Google News Now Gives Personalized Suggestions Google News Now Gives Personalized Suggestions

Google News has had personalization feature for a long time now, but a new feature actually suggests stories for users based on their interests. Google’s Krishna Bharat announced the feature in a post on Google+ (via Search Engine Land): Google …

New Way To Submit Editors' Picks To Google News New Way To Submit Editors' Picks To Google News

Google is giving publishers who appear in Google News a new way to submit Editors’ Picks, which can appear on the Google News homepage or select section pages. The Editors’ Picks feature has been around for quite some time, and …

Google Now Shows Reddit And Others In ‘News’ Box Google Now Shows Reddit And Others In ‘News’ Box

Update: According to Danny Sullivan, who spoke with Google about the subject, the “In the News” box is now showing content from additional sources, including reddit, the Yoast blog, and other content deemed newsowrthy. This includes things that are not …

Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers

As you may know, Google and publishers in Germany have been going back and forth for quite some time. Google wants to continue providing search results for news stories like it has for years, but publishers think Google is taking …

Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of) Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of)

Google Blog Search is no more – at least as a standalone offering from the search engine. Search Engine Land points out that if you go to its previous home – google.com/blogsearch – it simply redirects you to the Google …

Google News Publisher Center Launched Google News Publisher Center Launched

Google announced the launch of a new Google News Publisher Center, where publishers can make changes to their news site details, update section URLs, and label sections. You can change your site name, label it with things like “blog,” “satire,” …

Is Google News Going To Shut Down In Spain? Is Google News Going To Shut Down In Spain?

Spain reportedly passed a law last week that requires sites linking to articles published by those in the country’s newspaper association with snippets – as Google and other search engines do – to pay a tax. This is being referred …

Google's 20% Time Is Reportedly Dead Google's 20% Time Is Reportedly Dead
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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 Is Showing Old Content Like It's New Google Is Showing Old Content Like It's New
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Google News is showing news stories as much more recent than they actually are. While it’s unclear if this is a bug on Google’s part or a way publishers are gaming the system, it is happening fairly frequently. Do you …

Google News Gets Three New Features Google News Gets Three New Features
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Google announced a trio of new features for Google News: new sections for sports scores and weather, and the expansion of the “Editors’ Picks” section. Google has been getting better with sports scores over the past year or so, and …

Google News Goes Opt-In In Germany Google News Goes Opt-In In Germany

A law was passed in Germany several weeks ago that would require search engines like Google to pay publishers to license content to include links and snippets in aggregation services like Google News. Google has been vocally opposing this law …

Google May Soon Pay Publishers In Portugal Google May Soon Pay Publishers In Portugal
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Publishers in Portugal want Google to pay for the right to include links and snippets of articles in Google News. The story is always the same from country to country. In recent months, we’ve seen Google playing ball with publishers, …

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 …