Google News & Indexing Old Stories As New
Michael Gray noticed that Google News is continuously indexing old stories on some sites as new stories. Yes, this is the exact issue that influenced United Airlines stock price drop just a week ago.
Google blamed the Tribune for the article not containing a date, which is a fair accusation. But As Michael shows, Google News is even indexing articles from 2007, as if they were posted just days ago. Now, Google News is not suppose to contain articles older than 30 days in their index. So what is going on here? Let me take you through a couple examples.
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