Google Blogoscoped

Forum

Google news Indexes wrong title names

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, August 2, 2006
16 years ago2,680 views

today when browsing in google news i found this wired funny wrong or some bla bla title .
check the screenshot below
http://smartjean4u.googlepages.com/funingnews.gif

Google has wrongly indexed the poster name and time instead of the news title....
http://smartjean4u.googlepages.com/funnytitle.gif

Piotr Konieczny [PersonRank 9]

16 years ago #

If they use RSS feed to gather a news from the source site, it could be that there was an error in RSS parser ([put at-character here]Google side) or in RSS source itself ([put at-character here]Source-site side).

PS: Did you know, that there is a limit RSS file cannot exceed? (according to the specification).So, if source-site generates too large RSS file, probably it won't be indexed or at least it will crash during RSS validation.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Usually Google News doesn't index RSS, but HTML...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

They should parse the RSS. But probably they'll get the news slower in this case.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

maby not all news sides have a rss feed (or maby rss was not so popular while they develop google news..)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I know that Google News team is working on a kind of "console" where the webmasters of the "sources" sites could be avoid this problem and others... ;-)

and no, Google news doesn't use RSS feeds, their bot only check the home page of a site (or its heading "news").

Forum home

Advertisement

 
Blog  |  Forum     more >> Archive | Feed | Google's blogs | About
Advertisement

 

This site unofficially covers Google™ and more with some rights reserved. Join our forum!