Google News has new Twitter feed

Feed was launched April 21 and sends out one headline an hour.  @googlenews

Track swine flu news with Twitter, Google Maps

Here are some ways to monitor the latest news online about swine flu using Twitter and Google Maps

Google News Timeline

New and very cool: “Google News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like […]

Basic Search Engine Optimization tips

A great easy-to-understand visual guide to SEO.

Bypass Google with Address Bar Searching

Steve Rubel says, “Several sites… are now looking to snatch their traffic back from Google by letting consumers easily execute searches from and curate content on the fly, all from the address bar. Three such sites include AOL’s newly relaunched, ESPN and IceRocket. The goal is to make it easy to search from the […]

11 reasons The Associated Press is fighting aggregation

From The Associated Press: “The Associated Press Board of Directors announced it would undertake an initiative to affirm the value of original news reporting and protect the news industry’s content from being misappropriated online. The initiative would find new ways to enhance consumers’ ability to find authoritative news coverage online. In addition, the AP Board […]

Google CEO to newspapers: Don’t ‘piss off’ your readers

Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s told newspaper editors at the Newspaper Association of America convention that they shouldn’t “piss off” their readers or else they won’t have any left.

Rupert Murdoch attacks Google

Rupert Murdoch accused the search giant of poaching content it doesn’t own and urging media outlets to fight back. “Should we be allowing Google to steal all our copyrights?” asked the News Corp. chief.

Google to launch Google News Drone to rescue media industry

Gizmotastic reports on “Google’s master plan to supplement the possible drop of original news” with the “Google News Drone.”

Can SEO’s and Journalists Really Be Friends?

Search engine optimization (SEO) makes journalists groan if my experience of a busy newsroom in a national paper is anything to go by. Journalists will bristle at the idea of ‘stuffing keywords’ into their copy, while managers who often don’t understand SEO themselves rail about falling circulation figures and the need to get the extra […]