Posted by jonathan at 4:27pm EST on 02/03/2009
The Google News team has worked with the Google Search API team to produce a new way to display Google News on your site.
Right now, there are only two available sizes: 728×90 (leaderboard) and 300×250 (medium rectangle).
After doing some testing with it, the “search expressions” box works quite well. You can use broad terms like google or politics, or you could go with something specific like “google news” or “jonathan dingman”, OR, you could even do something like site:arstechnica.com and pull news stories just from arstechnica.com. But, you will need to make sure the site is first in Google News before using the site: operator.
To the right, you can see a live example that I’m using the search term “google news” (quotes included as part of the search expressions.)
This is an awesome development by Google as it will easily help distribute their News product and gain more traffic to the News product.
The wizard that Google produced is straight forward and very easy to use.