In the past few days there has been an uptick in complaints from Google News publishers around Google not indexing their new news content. Gary Illyes from Google did a rare appearance on Twitter to say he passed along the feedback to the Google News team to investigate. … [Read more...] about Google News Publishers Complaining About Indexing Issues
But recently, there has been an uptick of abuse around this. One disgruntled Google News subscriber posted in the Google News Help forums that one site is refreshing their article titles several times a day in order to keep their stories up at the top of the Google News landing pages. … [Read more...] about Google News Cheat: Refreshing Article Titles
Meanwhile, the big losers are the people and publishers within Spain. The ones imposing this new law are government officials. The news publishers need the traffic and revenue. I seriously wonder how long this will last, how long the publishers can survive without Google News. … [Read more...] about Google Says Spain Forcing Them To Shut Down Google News
We’re incredibly sad to announce that, due to recent changes in Spanish law, we have removed Spanish publishers from Google News and closed Google News in Spain. We understand that readers like you may be disappointed, too, and we want to share the reasons behind this decision.Google News is a free service, loved and trusted by hundreds of millions of users around the world and available in more than 70 international editions, covering 35 languages. It includes everything from the world’s biggest newspapers to small, local publications and bloggers. Publishers can choose whether or not they want their articles to appear in Google News -- and the vast majority choose to be included for very good reason. Google News creates real value for these publications by driving people to their websites, which in turn helps generate advertising revenues. … [Read more...] about Did Google Shut Down Google News In Spain?
Thanks for reporting. I've escalated this and hopefully this will be resolved shortly.I am not seeing that many complaints about this, so I am not sure how many are really that impacted by this feature. … [Read more...] about Google News RSS Feeds For Custom News Broken