Google is making it easier to cut through Internet nonsense with a new Google News tag purpose-built for our era of discontent, fake news stories on social media, and flat-out lies.The search giant says you will soon see a “Fact Check” tag next to appropriate news stories in the expanded story box on Google News. The new tag is rolling out to the U.S. and U.K. editions of the Google News website, as well as the Google News & Weather apps for Android and iOS.The new Google News tags are just like the others you already see on the site, such as “Highly Cited,” “In Depth,” and the more recent “Local Source,” which rolled out in May. For sites to be considered for the “Fact Check” slot they need to be using schema.org’s ClaimReview metadata markup, and “follow the commonly accepted criteria for fact checks.” Google’s “commonly accepted criteria” is explained in greater detail on its help … [Read more...] about Google News battles era of spin with fact check label
Google has been prompted to shut down its news services in Spain after the country made some major amendments to its copyright law. This new law, to take place in the New Year, has come as a sort of an anti-piracy move but is being tagged by the observers as Google Tax. The law goes in the favor of internet publishers saying that they have a right to compensation for the use of “snippets” of their content by news aggregator sites such as Google News. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock And this is not a simple right to compensation; the law explains that they are entitled to an inalienable right to compensation which cannot be waived off or bargained by the publishers. You cannot simply negotiate these terms for exchange with other terms, for instance publishers cant waive off their compensation in return for being included in the new aggregator listings.We can also possibly link this to larger ‘anti-linking’ concept going around Europe … [Read more...] about Google News Moving “out Of Spain”
Google keeps on pushing the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project. AMPlified pages are already featured on top on the regular mobile search pages. Last week Google announced to introduce an AMP carousel with 14 news stories on top of the Google News homepage. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More The Amp carousel is now live in the Google News app for iOS. More than half of the Google News homepage is occupied by the AMP carousel. If your site is not AMP enabled, your news will not get much attention anymore from the Google News mobile homepage.The rollout of the AMP pages in Google News is as far as I see only available on the app and not on the web yet. I have discovered a hidden link to the sandbox version of the new Google News that has the AMP carousel on the homepage. You can see it before the public release under this link. Open the link on your mobile device or on your desktop. The AMP carousel works the same as on the mobile search result … [Read more...] about AMP Carousel Is Live In Google News
Smart businesses put a high premium on a great SEO and content-marketing strategy. Having the right keywords and links will make search engine algorithms happy, and shareable content will make consumers happy. But save for the occasional lucky "viral" break, search traffic and social media shares will only get you so far. If your company's website regularly publishes well-written, relevant commentary and reporting on what's happening in your industry, you may want to consider applying to Google News as a way to greatly expand your organic reach. "Becoming a trusted source of information in your community not only publicizes your brand, but also bolsters its reputation," said Nick Chowdrey, technical writer for U.K.-based online accounting firm Crunch. "The problem is that you have to [publish] a lot of really good posts for a really long time to get a decent audience. Getting onto Google News is kind of a shortcut for achieving this, because of the sheer amount of traffic it exposes … [Read more...] about Is Google News Right for Your Business?
Google News used to be a search engine but since last year, they started hosting stories from news agencies like the Associated Press and Agence France-Presse as these services, unlike Reuters, don’t have dedicated websites to publish their own content.This is probably a very successful experiment because according to bloglines, more than a million blog posts have cited Associated Press stories that are actually hosted on Google News. Similarly, there are over 3,000 articles on Digg that again link to news stories hosted on ap.google.com.The Associated Press and other newswire agencies may have never seen that kind of exposure had they not done a syndication deal with Google but there’s a small problem – all wired news stories published on Google News have a very short life-spam and expire after 30 days.That means if you link to some current Google News story from your web page today, that link will return a 404 only after a couple of weeks and all your site visitors … [Read more...] about Linking to Stories Hosted on Google News may not be a Good Idea
Google News supports the location: search operator that lets you find news articles from a particular country or a US state.For instance, you could say "earthquake location:Pakistan" to get the recent earthquake related news from newspapers that are only published in Pakistan. Similarly "traffic location:LA" will show traffic related news from sources located in LA.Joan Rataic-Lang has a related question – "How do you specify multiple locations in the Google News search query? Ideally I would like to be able to search for news in both US and Canada but don’t know if it can be done."To search for multiple locations in Google News, you can use the Boolean OR operator but with a little variation. The syntax is something like "location:A OR location:B .."So to answer Joan’s question, you can say "cell phone ban location:US OR location:Canada" to search for news about cell phone ban from either of the two neighboring countries.Related: Search Google News More Efficiently … [Read more...] about Search by Location in Google News
Google News Timeline is an interesting tool where you can browse historical events, current news, movie releases and other kinds of information in a graphical timeline.For instance, you can search for TIME magazine on Google News Timeline and it will display a list of all issues of the magazine in chronological order (arranged by date). Click any of the TIME covers to open the corresponding issue on the TIME website.For researching current events, you can select News from the drop-down, type in some topic (e.g. india-pakistan) and hit go to read what the mainstream media has published about the topics in all these years. The Google News Timeline format is pretty handy for navigating blog archives but the problem is that it is a search based service.For instance, you have to search for something like "labnol" or "digital inspiration" to add this blog to the Google timeline but if the blog’s RSS feed is not available in Google’s index or if Google has trouble locating a feed … [Read more...] about How to Use Google News Timeline as an RSS Reader
Following is complete list of Google News sources based on data provided by Google itself. It includes both traditional news websites and blogs. 10news.com 10tv.com 11alive.com 121carhire.com 1340wgau.com 13wham.com 14wfie.com 234next.com 247wallst.com 24dash.com 24hourhiphop.com 2dayfm.com.au 2point6billion.com 2theadvocate.com 2ue.com.au 365gay.com 39online.com 3aw.com.au 3news.co.nz 4029tv.com 411mania.com 41nbc.com 4press.biz 4-traders.com 570news.com 58wchs.com 610cktb.com 620wtmj.com 660news.com 670kboi.com 680news.com 68caliber.com 6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com 760kfmb.com 7days.ae 7thspace.com 8newsnow.com 920kvec.com 964eagle.co.uk 972mag.com 98fm.com 9and10news.com 9computerstore.com 9news.com 9wsyr.com aa.psu.edu abajournal.com abc.az abc.net.au abc15.com abc27.com abc2news.com abc4.com abc6.com abc6onyourside.com abc-7.com abcactionnews.com abclive.in abclocal.go.com abcmoney.co.uk abcmontana.com abcnews.go.com abcnews4.com abcnewspapers.com aberdeen.patch.com … [Read more...] about List of Google News Sources
The English language edition of Google News aggregates stories from 5,000+ sources and this list includes both traditional news sites as well as blogs. Some of press release distribution websites, PRWeb for example, is also indexed in Google News as as a source.Would you like to filter out blogs and press releases from Google News and limit yourself to seeing news that’s written by ‘real’ journalists of the mainstream media? Well now you can. Google News has added a new setting to let you set your preferences for Blogs and Press Releases. You may either hide these categories completely from Google News or limit their overall visibility so that you see more news from traditional news sites and less from blogs.Google News also makes it possible for you to remove one or more news sources from your Google News page. Under the “No news from” text box, type the source name and it will show you a drop-down with a list of matching name. Select the one you want to … [Read more...] about Hide Blogs and Press Releases from Google News
The English language edition of Google News tracks stories from over 4,500 sites – which includes both news websites and blogs – but that is all we know. Google has never published a full list of their news sources and the only way to determine if a website is indexed in Google News or not is through the source operator.The names of Google News sources are however no longer a secret now.Krishna Bharat, who is the brain behind Google News, recently released a massive list of 150,000+ news articles around Osama Bin Laden that were published on news web sites around the world after the Abbottabad operation was over.Since almost every publisher had covered the bin Laden story around that time, it is extremely likely that Bharat’s list contains the URLs of more or less every news source that is crawled by Google News.Thus, here’s a complete list of Google News Sources as available in Bharat’s list.You may download this data as a text file for offline parsing … [Read more...] about Which Sites and Blogs are Indexed by Google News?