What goes on in Google News

When Google News Fails, Here’s How To Fix It, Chris Sherman, Search Engine Land (Dec 3)

Google News draws content from over 50,000 sources and has 30 languages but sometimes the news stories are not as fresh as they should be.

This article tells us more on how Google News works. It no longer uses the GoogleBot News – and instead has been using the same crawler as is used for the web. That crawler has some trouble picking up the right date.

There are other factors. The news you see is personalized by your history, your location, Google+ activity, and even picks that are made by the news source.

Chris Sherman advises that users make use of features to customize what is read and how.