Google News Now Ten Years Old

On Saturday, Google News turned ten years old – launching on September 22, 2002, in reaction to the September 11th events.

Google News was a response to enable people to find and search for news with multiple view points, opinions and perspectives.

Since then, Google News has added over 50,000 news sources with 72 editions in 30 languages. Google News attracts over one billion unique users a week!

We’ve covered the news portal and search engine well over 150 times here in our Google News category. From new features to bugs to optimization techniques. Such as Google News readopting the keywords tag and enticing journalists to ranking factors and killing fast-flip.

To celebrate, Google News shared with us the top stories over the past decade:

Happy Birthday Google News!

Related Topics: Channel: Content | Google: News


About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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