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Google Assistant Will Now Find You ‘Good News’

If you turned on the news, looked at the news on your device, it seems all we see is bad news.  But, in order to fight the perception that we're all but heading downhill, news publishers are running dedicated "good news" sections or newsletters to counter the depressing news. Google has decided to follow suit, and as [...]

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EU’s Disruptive ‘Copyright Reform’ Moves Closer To Passage

The GDPR is now in effect, and on its heels is the proposed EU copyright reform for US technology companies.  The pending legislation would take the disastrous “link tax” approach applied in Germany and Spain across the whole of Europe. The idea behind this legislation is to harmonize copyright laws across Europe.  The European Commission wants to fix the fragmented set of laws and enforcement rules [...]

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Google Drops Support For Meta News Keywords Tag

Google has decided to drop its support for the news meta keywords tag, which was introduced specifically for news publishers back in 2012.  Several months ago, the search engine quietly stopped supporting it. Because Google didn't announce the change, publishers continued using it.  By using the news meta keywords tag, you'll find that it won't help Google [...]

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European Press Agencies Push For Licensing Fees For Their Content From Google, Facebook

Google has had their fair share of quarrels with European news publishers and governments in Germany and Spain, both of whom have tried getting the company to pay copyright fees for the indexing of news content.  Google has largely prevailed in these instances.  However, publishers haven't been deterred from continuing to make the case that US internet [...]

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Google News Adds New Referral URL Source That Publishers Should Begin Tracking

Google has announced, if not quietly, in its Google news forum that a new URL referrer source has been added that news publishers should be tracking to get a "comprehensive view of traffic from Google News."  Not only can referrals be tracked from news.google.com, publishers should also track referrals from news.url.google.com. There seems to be a connection [...]

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Google News To Deprecate Old RSS Feed URLs On December 1, 2017

Google News is going to be deprecating their old RSS feed subscription URLs by December 1, 2017.  What this means for you is, if you've got a Google News RSS feed subscription from a year or so ago, you'll have to update them all. According to a Google spokesperson, “We are making some necessary improvements to [...]

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