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Users of the NewsNow news portal were alerted today of the new record-breaking figure of 7000 sources as the new tally went live on the site at 4 p.m. today.

In its bid to provide the most comprehensive online news monitoring tool, NewsNow adds between 50 and 100 sources per week to its database of searchable publications. This ensures that its customers track relevant news wherever and whenever it appears. Many also receive email alerts whenever a story appears.

NewsNow benefits from a dedicated publishing search team and nominations from over 300,000 regular users to its free news portal. Each potential source is checked for quality and credibility before being accepted into the database.

“We pride ourselves on having what we believe is the biggest archive of sources. This is the online equivalent of breaking through the sound barrier. It’s an amazing database of sources that has taken five years to build. I am very proud of our search team and thankful for the hundreds of suggestions from our subscribers,” said Nick Gilbert, Chief Executive, NewsNow.

“Sources to us are what ingredients are to a Cordon Bleu chef. They have to be the best and gathered from all round the world to guarantee can deliver the finest online news monitor. Just like a chef we continually check our ‘ingredients’ to ensure they continue to satisfy the users of our newswires. I think that differentiates us from the more ‘automatic’ monitoring services that don’t have demanding business customers who rely on quality newsfeeds."

“Online news monitoring has been available for seven years but users have never been able to benefit from such an enormous range of high quality sources. This is a real breakthrough for us and another landmark for the growth of the internet as an unparalleled news medium. We are finding that our subscribers are continually amazed at what they discover when you have access to a database of such depth.

“At the same time we are finding that publishers are realising the benefit of working actively with us. By being listed they gain an uplift in traffic and their brand is instantly recognised by thousands more internet users. Meanwhile the arrival of Google into online news monitoring last year has certainly galvanised the online community and we are happy to be compared against them. We are confident that our range and relevance of sources is second to none.”

NewsNow has pioneered online news monitoring in the UK with the creation of the UK’s most popular news portal and dedicated monitoring services for business. The free portal provides hundreds of tailor-made feeds on a wide range of topics as well as offering a free one-word search option.


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Background Information

NewsNow is an online news monitoring service based in West London.
NewsNow customers are PR, marketing, market intelligence, and research departments in medium to large size companies.

These companies use NewsNow to monitor news relevant to their company, their clients, competitors and internal needs. Results are delivered by email, to intranet/extranet, or password protected web site.

NewsNow is the one of only a few companies that is able to offer this kind of online monitoring. Its customers include IBM, Balfour Beatty, Direct Line and Oracle.

NewsNow key points

- Tracks over 7,000 source web sites in 600 categories
- Has over 200 customers
- Monitors news in 30 countries and 18 languages
- Tracks most leading online broadsheets and tabloid newspapers
- Tracks leading underground or lesser-known online news sites
- Offers advance Boolean search and positional matching
- Monitors up to 25 keywords for each client with free monthly changes

NewsNow History

NewsNow was founded in 1997. It began as a news aggregation Web site that fast became the UKs leading news aggregation site and today attracts 7 million page impressions monthly.

In 1998 NewsNow began offering tailored feeds to customers on their web sites. This was soon extended into what is called NewsNow: media monitoring services - a fully featured search and monitoring service that also offers an email alert feature.

NewsNow Technical Background

NewsNow is a powerful online news search engine. Companies can track multiple words on sites
across the world and have their results delivered to them by email, to their intranet/extranet, or to a
password protected web interface, within fifteen minutes of their publication on the Internet.

February 10th 2003

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