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Google is showing more news results within searches

Often when you perform a search, Google will incorporate current relevant news stories within the search engine results pages under the heading ‘News For’. 

For sites that carry any sort of news, these news results are an excellent opportunity to increase search visibility and traffic.

US traffic to Google News remains flat while Yahoo News grows dramatically

Back on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, Google News turned 10 years old. Like many other superstars who have spent too much time in the media spotlight, the news search engine needs to check itself into rehab and relook at its news settings.

Maybe then it can figure out why the number of unique visitors to Google News remained flat in the U.S. while Yahoo News has grown dramatically.

Google News asks publishers for ‘standout’ content

For many publishers, Google News is an important source of traffic. This is particularly true for publishers involved in the business of distributing news.

As a result, it’s no surprise that a Google SEO strategy for some publishers focuses heavily on Google News.

For those publishers, a new tag introduced by Google to help publishers surface their best content will be of interest.

Want to use a news agency to distribute your story? Try Google News instead

Finding a genuine “scoop” of a story can be SEO gold. It can whizz round the internet gathering links as it goes. However when you have a story that is a little “too hot to handle” you need to careful how you manage it.


Recent events would make you believe that the traditional print media is a bit too cosy with the establishment and that if you want to publish a controversial article which will turn into juicy SEO link bait then the online world is for you.

However, my experience shows this is not necessarily the case and that if you have news which is “too hot to handle” then Google News might be your best bet.

Belgian newspapers: Google is boycotting us. Oh wait…

In 2006, a Belgian newspaper group, Copiepresse, sued Google. It claimed that the search engine was violating its copyrights in showing headlines and excerpts from its newspapers in Google News.

Google lost in court, but it may have won a small moral victory when it left those same newspapers crying ‘Bloody Mary!‘ this week. The reason? They noticed that their websites were no longer appearing in Google search results.

What does it really take to rank well on Google News?

If you could get your website content syndicated and ranking well on
Google News, it would be an awesome way to generate traffic, but how difficult is this?

We decided to explore what it takes to perform well in Google News by starting our own general news site from scratch (it’s a German site at www.noows.de) and it helped us learn a whole lot.

Google experiments with a Google News social layer

Few search experts doubt that social media will have some impact on the SERPs in the future, but up until now, it hasn’t been very clear that search engines like Google and Bing quite know the best way to integrate social content and signals into their algorithms and UIs.

But if several changes spotted in the wild on Google News results are any indication, they’re increasing their rates of experimentation.

Content sharing and discovery: is Facebook the new Twitter?

Facebook is the world’s largest social network. It recently passed the
400m registered user mark and is now the a top five web property
according to comScore.

But Facebook is fast becoming more than just the world’s largest social
network. With 5bn pieces of content being shared every week, and a whopping
60m status updates being post each week, Facebook can no longer be
classified as a simple ‘social network‘.