Add this to the growing idea that web users are looking more for authoritative voices and less for citizen journalism from their internet these days: As part of Google’s expansion of Google News – which offers such benefits as personalized top stories, click-to-expand options and the chance to view multimedia in the search results – there’s also the ability to filter out results from blogs.
SearchEngineLand noticed the option (which, to be fair, also allows users to increase their blog results, as well as increase or drop press releases from the News search), but also added this interesting fact: Google classifies everything with an RSS feed as a blog. Which makes dropping blogs from News searches a somewhat limiting option, it seems to me. But then, we have an RSS feed here, so I would say that, wouldn’t I?
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