google news

Dec
19
SEO Update #3: agency death, Yandex growth and MOAR carousels

SEO Update #3: agency death, Yandex growth and MOAR carousels

2 min read
Sep
13
New Google update aims to prioritise original reporting over rapid writethroughs

New Google update aims to prioritise original reporting over rapid writethroughs

Big news from Google: it's tweaked its algorithms to prioritise original reporting - and to display it for longer.
4 min read
Oct
04
Google put speed ahead of accuracy three years ago - and we're all paying the price

Google put speed ahead of accuracy three years ago - and we're all paying the price

Here we go. Following on from my last post, it seems that Google has been including non-Google News posts in
1 min read
Oct
03
Google's Top Stories algorithm is failing to detect authoritative sources

Google's Top Stories algorithm is failing to detect authoritative sources

This is a pretty significant Google algorithm fail: Also, apparently Google is putting 4chan threads in their top story unit
2 min read
Sep
29
Google tightening up First Click Free

Google tightening up First Click Free

Google is making changes to its “first click free” system: In 2009, we updated the FCF policy to allow a
1 min read
Aug
01

Gamification the dumb…err…Google way

Beautiful summary: Google News US has launched collectable badges for reading news stories. This is stupid. Mary has provided plenty
Nov
08

How Boris Johnson gets his news

From his column in The Telegraph**, in which he explains why he barely noticed the BBC journalists’ strike: I consume
Oct
06

Fact-checking, Wikipedia and basic journalistic credibility

When I was in my early 20s, and working in my first proper journalism job, my features editor and boss
2 min read