USA Today received more than a hundred million visits from Google News between January and November of this year, Adam Sherk mhelpdesk
reports. That’s almost a third of all news search traffic to the site, he figures.
Here’s his Top 10:
I’ve asked publishers in the Top 5 if they have any strategy for getting their stuff into Google News. “The only strategy is being on top of breaking news,” USA Today spokesperson Steve Kidera said. The New York Times said it wasn’t ready to discuss whether it had a Google News strategy. It’s “organic traffic,” Reuters spokesperson Heather Carpenter said. I’ll add others’ comments when I get them.
Anecdotally, Poynter has seen really good traffic when, for whatever reason, one of our posts got snagged in Google News’ net. Read more