Google News Gets A Bit More Personal

Google has added a pair of features today that make Google News a little more personal.

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First, the “News for you” section of Google News now includes stories based on your previous Google News activity. If you click on a lot of articles about a certain topic, this section will begin to show more articles on that topic.

Second, the right column has a new feature called “Recommended Sections” that also uses your news history to suggest new topics to add to your customized Google News homepage.

These personalized news features can be disabled by using the “Standard US Edition” of Google News (link at the bottom of the home page), by deleting your web history or by logging out of your Google account.

Related Topics: Channel: Content | Google: News | Google: Personalized Search | Search Features: Search History & Personalization | Top News

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About The Author: is Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. His web career continues to include a small number of SEO and social media consulting clients, as well as regular speaking engagements at marketing events around the U.S. He recently launched a site dedicated to Google Glass called Glass Almanac and also blogs at Small Business Search Marketing. Matt can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee and/or on Google Plus. You can read Matt's disclosures on his personal blog.

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