Google News Alerts Broken? Irrelevant Results Delivered

May 4, 2006 • 7:46 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

WebmasterWorld moderator, pageoneresults, creates a new thread named Irrelevant Google News Alerts. He asks if others are receiving "irrelevant Google News Alerts" because he has been receiving news topics via email from Google that don't match his keyword subscriptions for three days now. One other member reported he noticed the same thing.

But has anyone noticed the problems with Google News subscription services? Are you guys happy with subscribing to Google News searches with your RSS reader or Google Alerts?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Chris

05/04/2006 12:16 pm

My results have been relevant, but their RSS feed for alerts is incredibly annoying. Every time I open my RSS reader, their feeds show that every single article has been updated. I'd prefer that they just disappear once I've read them!

Barry Schwartz

05/04/2006 12:35 pm

Right Chris, very very annoying....

Karsunky

11/07/2008 07:53 am

I'm having the same issue right now, its returning multiple results that are not in any way relevant or containing the keywords I'm 'alerting' on... Oddly enough it's only happening on one of my many alerts.

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