Personalized Settings Lost On Google News

Nov 7, 2011 • 8:25 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google News LogoA few weeks ago, some Google News users started reporting in the Google News Help forum that their personalization settings for Google News stopped working.

The first report was on October 19th, the user said:

I have spent years creating filters for my personalized news and now they seem to have disappeared. Did they go away with Google Buzz? I've checked on multiple computers and browsers. I sign in and out, clear cookies and history, sign back in and still just get the default news page.

Google News has been trying to make the news home page more personalized for users over the years. But that went away for many.

Craig from the Google News team said on Friday afternoon that it was fixed but a couple users said it doesn't appear to be fixed. Craig said:

Thanks to all of your feedback, our team has identified and solved the issue that was preventing some users from being able to access their customized sections. We have rolled out a fix for the issue, and users will once again have use of their custom sections.

Forum discussion at Google News Help.

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Comments:

Brewster Jordana

11/16/2011 11:43 am

There are many reasons behind loosing reader. Blogger might write too personal or not interesting post that readers want. The other reason is not allowing comment and too much add in blog. But you have given nice hints.

HutchTech

04/12/2012 03:51 pm

It's happening again-at least to my account.

Trisha

04/12/2012 04:24 pm

Mine too. Just noticed it this morning but it was fine last night.

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