Who’s Got Local News?

Google news logoNow Google does. Here’s my write up at Search Engine Land. But Google follows other aggregators:

And of course individual newspaper publications and other local media sites. Here are the top online news sites (12/07) according to Nielsen (via Cyberjournalist):

Nielsen 12-07 top news sites

There are also “hyper-local” news sites such as EveryBlock or YourStreet or Outside.in. It’s probably a matter of time before Google offers a similar “map view” of news stories as these sites do.

Here’s Topix CEO Chris Tolles’ view of Google’s Local News introduction: “Local news is not a search problem.”

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Related: Marketing Charts presents NAA data about online newspaper traffic growth. And here’s an article about the broader rollout of MediaNewsGroup’s “TrafficMax” program (supported by WebVisible). I wrote the other day about Hearst broadening its own program.

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2 Responses to “Who’s Got Local News?”

  1. The gorilla moves into local news - - mathewingram.com/work Says:

    [...] coming, as a result of features like Google’s localized news. (Update: Greg Sterling has some market share numbers for Google News at [...]

  2. Google News with Video « Screenwerk Says:

    [...] would imagine that local news video will come at some point [...]

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