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…