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Google news strengthened : Source of content for bloggers

Google’s deal with the AP may have been struck to avoid a lawsuit by the AP for Google’s use of AP news in Google news but the benefit to bloggers could be significant.

Some of the best blogs are intelligence agents on a niche topic thereby enhancing the blog publisher’s reputation as a reliable and trusted authority. The key is then monitoring sources via RSS. Google news can be set up to provide RSS feeds to you for selected keywords and key phrases. Google news can even be more valuable than blog feeds as the news may not be covered by other bloggers.

Word has it that not only will Google news keep AP stories, but AP’s content will also serve as the foundation for a new product to be introduced in the near future.

Google’s going to be paying the AP for the content. So expect to see Google AdWords or something like it funding another free resource from Google.

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