Creating Custom News Searches with Google
Most importantly, Google search can be used to find news items that you don’t even know about. This is done with custom news sections and you can get started by selecting the Add a section button. Here you have a choice of expanding the Business category on the left-hand side and choosing from different types of business and financial news, or by clicking the Create a custom section button to create a news search tailored to your specific requirements.
In the next screen you can name the news section and add keywords which will be used to find articles specific to your current interest; for instance, if you’re interested in how Apple’s share price might survive the departure of Steve Jobs as CEO, you might name the section “apple" and choose the keywords:
apple, steve jobs, share price, foxconn,
You can also add a specific search source location, such as a country or US state, as well as choose a different international edition of Google News. This might be useful for finding relevant information from the UK or Australia, for instance.
With your keywords added and your edition selected, click Create. When you next open the Google News page, your new custom section will be listed.
You might feel that this section is positioned poorly on the page. Don’t worry – simply click the Personalize Google News button to open a small console where you can rearrange the order of the news sections by dragging each section heading in the list.