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February 14th, 2007

I tried to get this blog listed in Google News, after seeing a good number of other political blogs and plain-simple web sites included. Google wrote back:

Thank you for your note. We’ve reviewed http://www.blogd.com but are unable to include it in Google News at this time. We don’t include sites that are written and maintained by one individual. We appreciate your taking the time to contact us and will log your site for consideration should our requirements change.

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  1. February 18th, 2007 at 17:55 | #1

    Hi Luis,

    I can’t tell what your goal was from this post: in what manner did you wish to have your blog added to Google News? Is there a directory feature there? And did you want it specifically tied to Google News?

  2. Luis
    February 18th, 2007 at 18:02 | #2

    I wanted this blog to be one of the thousands of web sites whose recent articles are part of Google News’ database. I’ve seen blogs listed there written by ordinary, mundane folks and wanted to join that, in part because of the substantial boost to readership. I have always contended that the Internet is a subversive medium as it allows the individual to have a voice potentially as loud as traditional media outlets; to allow my writings to stand side by side with those of “professional” editorial writers fits into the ideal. Apparently Google is not yet ready for that.

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