Obituaries Are Not Wanted in Google News

Feb 28, 2008 - 9:15 am 2 by
Filed Under Misc Google

A Google Groups has a member complaining about the number of obituaries found in Google News, the local section. It is from there I learn, that generally, Google doesn't want obituaries in Google News.

Google News Guide Marcela said:

BonBon is right -- these articles generally shouldn't be included in Google News at all. If you send us the URLs to the sites, we can do a little detective work. Here's the form you can use to report these issues:

http://www.google.com/support/news/bin/request.py

Thanks for your help!

I guess that is an editorial decision by Google News. But on the local front, would some people like to read obituaries? I personally have no interest in that but I am sure some people do.

Forum discussion in Google Groups.

 

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