Google News Still Showing Old News?

Aug 11, 2009 - 8:41 am 1 by
Filed Under Misc Google

Last year, Google News made their own top news after displaying an United Airlines article, which was very outdated, causing the airlines stock price to drop. The issue was that Google picked up a date on the article that seemed recent and thus thought the story was a new story.

Well, this happens every now and then with Google and reportedly has been happening more often. I have noticed a few recent threads with complaints from Google News readers, that old news is creeping into the index and appearing as new news.

For example, an old article named Obama accuses Clinton of evading tough issues was found in Google News yesterday as being new. Why? I'll illustrate the issue:

Google News Indexing Old Articles

As you can see, in this case, this paper's web site shows today's date at the top of the page and then shows the date of the article below the article's title. Google News was confused and thought it was a new article. That is the issue.

Forum discussion at Google News Help.


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