Google Launches Emergency Relief Fund to Support Local News

Google is launching the Journalism Emergency Relief Fund in an effort to help support local journalists and news outlets amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Google May Start Paying Publishers For News

Google and news publishers have been at odds for years, with the latter wanting Google to pay for content. While Google’s search sends an untold number of visitors to news websites, Google doesn’t pay for any of the content that shows up in its News service.

Google News No Longer Offering Digital Magazines

Google News users who rely on the service for their digital magazine subscriptions will need to find another source, according to Android Police. Google has been sending out emails to current subscribers to let them know there will be no…

Google Gives Google News Boost To AMP Content

Back in February, Google introduced AMP content in search results on mobile devices. These appeared in a new carousel that says “Top Stories” on mobile search results pages: On Wednesday, Google announced it is doing the same thing across mobile…

Google Faces Another Complaint From German Publishers

Google is still battling German publishers over including their content among Google News links as it faces a new legal complaint related to a war that just won’t end. Will this end up with Google shutting Google News down in…

Google Updates First Click Free Policy

Google introduced its “First Click Free” policy nearly a decade ago to help paywall-using publishers better monetize their content. It lets users see a little bit of content for free without giving them free access to everything. The idea is…

You Can Now Add Your App Content To Google News

Google announced that publishers can now add mobile app URLs to Google News via the Google News Publisher Center. The Publisher Center was launched last year as a destination where publishers can make changes to their news site details, update…

Law That Forced Google News To Shut Down In Spain Has Really Screwed Things Up

Back in December, Google announced that it was shutting down Google News in Spain as the result of a new law in that country that requires every Spanish publication to charge Google and other news aggregation services to show snippets…

Should Google Show Press Releases As News?

As you’ve probably noticed in the past, Google sometimes includes an “In the News” section in its search results. This points users to a few sources that have newsy information about whatever it is that they searched for. The feature…

Google News Gives Publishers New Newsletter

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 Not Getting Rid Of News Results In Spain [Report]

It’s been an interesting saga for Google News in Spain over the past couple weeks. Google announced it would shut down Google News on December 16 as the result of a Spanish law that requires such services to pay publishers…

Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report]

As you may know, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain today as a new law takes effect, requiring such services to pay publishers to use small snippets of text. Google has indeed shut down the homepage…

Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain?

Publishers aren’t fond of the idea of not having Google News to send them traffic, it would seem. Who knew? Last week, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain on December 16. The day is here, and…

You Can Search Google News Archives Again

Google News used to have an archive search feature. It enabled you to search back through the years for old news stories. This can sometimes be helpful in research (obviously). A few years ago, Google pulled the plug on it,…

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 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…

Google News Gives Publishers New Way To Submit Editors’ Picks

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

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…

To Minimize Legal Risk, 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 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…