NewsNow hits milestone with database of 10,000 sources
NewsNow.co.uk has become the first European online news monitoring service to provide non-stop searching of 10,000 online news sources. NewsNow chief executive Nick Gilbert said: "This is a milestone for NewsNow. A superb achievement that demonstrates our commitment to providing the most comprehensive online news coverage possible. Roll on 20,000 sources."
NewsNow benefits from a dedicated publishing search team and nominations from many of the 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 are getting a huge demand for inclusion now that NewsNow has a worldwide reputation and English and foreign-language sites around the world want to attract NewsNow users. About half our new sources are publishers contacting us direct to be included. They have heard about us and know the value of having their publication in our search database," said Bruno Salmi, NewsNow Publisher Relations Manager.
"Our team of source programmers does a great job dealing with the demands of sites requesting inclusion and that of our sales team which drives the internal search for suitable sources to add to the database. At present, we are processing around 1000 sources per month. Hopefully, we will reach our target of 20,000 within twelve months."
"There's an immense feeling of satisfaction, not only in seeing our database grow as fast as it is, but also from the feedback we receive from publishers, many of whom come to rely on NewsNow as their main driver of traffic. It's particularly satisfying when we help smaller publishers with quality editorial raise their profile and compete for eyeballs with the larger, brand-name publishers."
NewsNow is receiving requests for inclusion from publishers worldwide. Recent additions include publications in Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italie, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Spain, Turkey, USA. New publications include: Novinite (Bulgaria), Asia Times Online, The Kashmir Telegraph, National Business Review (New Zealand), Aftenposten (Norway), Times (Pakistan), Chesterton Tribune (USA).
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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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 10000 source web sites in 600 categories
Has over 200 customers
Monitors news in 90 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 500 keywords for each client with free monthly changes
NewsNow was founded in 1997. It began as a news aggregation Web site (www.NewsNow.co.uk) 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.
June 17th 2003, NewsNow Publishing Ltd, London England
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