Google News Any Language Feature Returns After Going MIA

May 18, 2011 - 8:48 am 0 by
Filed Under Google

Google News Any LanguageAs you know, Google News revamped the home page as well as added blocking features but during the upgrade a well used feature for searching for articles and stories in "any language" went missing in action.

There were several threads in the Google News Help forum with complaints that the feature was removed. For some, it made Google News a lot less useful. One said:

Sadly it seems they have removed this feature. I hope enough people complain so that maybe they'll realize people LOVED it and miss it and are desperate to have it back. For a company that is touting all kinds of translation features, why they removed this is a complete mystery. Hopefully real humans read these blog posts and will be able to address the problem.

Last night I emailed Google about this going MIA for a story on Search Engine Land and did not receive a response. But overnight the feature came back.

I have to assume it somehow got on Google's radar as a bug and was fixed.

Either way, happy searching in any language!

Forum discussion at Google News Help.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results & Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 12, 2024

Apr 12, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Google Search Results & Google Ads Confusion

Apr 12, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Indexing & Algorithm Updates Are Independent

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Structured Data Carousels Beta Docs Clarifies Feature Availability & Markup Location

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:41 am

Google: Ranking In Shopping, Images & Other Verticals Doesn't Hurt Your Web Rankings

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:31 am

Google Knowledge Panels - Mentioned People

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Google Now Showing Display URL In AdWords Title For Top Ads