News Search Engine Comparison Chart


Prepared for Use in Seminars Presented by:   Ran Hock  of  Online Strategies


News Search Engine

# of Sources

Main Types of Sources

Languages

Retro-
spectiveness

Google

4,500

+4,300

Newspapers, Newswires, TV, Radio

Web-only news sites

Main site English

23 Other sites 7 Other Languages

30 days

(some serchable for decades, fees for some full-text)

Yahoo

7,000

Newspapers, Newswires, TV, Radio

Web-only news sites

35 Languages

30 days

Findory.com
"a few thousand"
RSS, Weblogs, Newspapers, Newswires, English 4 weeks

Topix.net

50,000

Newspapers, Newswires, TV, Radio

Web-only news sites

English only

Over 1 year

RocketNews

30,000

Newspapers, Newswires, TV, Radio

Web-only news sites

RSS, Blogs

English, some French, Spanish, maybe others

4 days

NewsNow

28,000

Newspapers, Newswires, TV, Radio

Web-only news sites

RSS, Blogs

15+ languages

1 wk free

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