Google News is a computer-generated news web site that
aggregates headlines from news sources worldwide, groups
related stories collectively and displays them on
http://news.google.com and often on http://google.com
So as to be included in Google News search results a web site
has to meet strict standards and be accepted manually by the staff at Google News.
You will find only about 20,000 authorized Google News sites in existence and most of those are prominent daily newspapers and journals from various
nations around the world. Quite a few of the others are highly niched news sources. Google News presents searching, and the option of sorting the results by date and time of publishing (not to be confused with date and time of the news' happening)
or grouping them (and also grouping without searching). In the English versions, you will find options to tailor the grouping to a selected national market. People can request e-mail "alerts" on a variety of keyword subjects by subscribing to Google News Alerts. E-mails are sent to subscribers every time news
articles matching their requests arrive online. Alerts are also offered by means of RSS and Atom feeds. Users used to be able to customize the displayed sections, their location on the web page, and how many stories are visible with a
layout is prepared for other locales in the near future. Stories from diverse editions of Google News may also be combined to form one customized page,
by the options saved within a cookie. The service has become integrated with Google Search History since November 2005. Upon its graduation from beta,
a segment was added that displays recommended news based on the user's Google News search history as well as the articles the user has clicked on
(in the event the user has signed up for Search History). Articles posted in Google News approved websites typically appear on the top of news.google.com search pages within just a matter of minutes
following they're composed which creates a great deal of traffic for that article. Being a news aggregator website, Google makes use of its own program to determine which stories to show in the online news sources it watches.
Human editorial input does come into the system, yet, in picking out exactly which sources Google News will choose from. That is exactly where some
of the controversy over Google News originates, when some news resources are integrated when website visitors feel they don't deserve it, and when
other news sources are excluded when readers believe they ought to get included.