Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

We provide a categorized ideologically neutral headline run-downs that are auto generated as they arrive from our crawlers and are not filtered in any manner or weighted in favor of any news organization. We are the only news search engine providing downloadable access to our crawler index for free. Our index is also available through our configurable API.

Our news archive contains a history of over 30+ million news links that includes cached copies of news articles where available.  For researchers and historians this means articles that no longer can be found on the publishers website or articles that have been altered can likely be found in the newslookup.com archive unadulterated.

Newslookup.com is the first and currently the only news search engine to arrange search results by the geo-source of the news organization. This is the ability to follow news specifically from a country of origin and not sources from outside of that country.  For example, if you pick "Country A"  your results will only includes sources from within "Country A".

Categorization by Media Type:  Newspapers, Television, Radio, Internet. If you want to read news only from traditional brick and mortar TV news sources or newspapers you can use the media type filter.

Search by document parts:  We are the only news search engine that allows the user to search and display results by document parts, including document body, meta keywords and meta description.

News Search Engine

You can use the News Site Submission form.  Newslookup.com reviews each news site to ensure only regularly updated news sites with sufficient content and prominent internet news sites with sufficient unique content are added to its crawler index.

Although we strive to keep our crawler updated, with several thousand crawler entries and news entities changing domain names, hosts, closing down, etc, it is possible we either did not get the update or perhaps it is a site we never heard of. Please send us the news site and we will do our best to get it added if it meets our inclusion requirements.

By default cached copy availability is delayed 48 hours. The availability of cached copies is set by our providers with the restriction either lifted, increased or cached copies restricted entirely.  For historical research purposes cached copies or excerpts including extract difference between copies may still be made available upon request.

Headline Editions

Each region edition provides a sampling of lead headlines from news providers by source region or topic. All headlines are automatically generated based on news website updates and there is no human intervention in placement of headlines. Headlines are created by extracting the titles, links and description from the target sites most relevant home or international news section page. Earlier headlines remain as new headlines are updated and are sorted by time to provide a full history of reporting for a news event.

Continuously as new content becomes available. The interval can be longer or shorter for publishers of sites that provided us their update frequency or where we have determined the time of day updates are applied.

This is actually a feature for those who want to see who reported the news event first and at what time.  The intention of the headline editions is to allow viewing lead headline history from leading news organizations to allow the reader to see how a news event was reported throughout the day. Many times you will see how the facts change in each headline as the story unfolds throughout the day while the target link remains the same.  For select sites a history link is provided so you can view the type of changes and times the changes were made to the article.

News Feeds

We offer live and historical downloadable snapshots of our crawler index for free at  http://downloads.newslookup.com/ ,a limited free API access and a paid API subscription model.  Subscription API information can be found at this link: http://www.newslookup.com/Feeds/

We offer live API and historical downloadable snapshots of our crawler index on a tiered paid subscription basis.  This includes availability through our configurable news API and SQL daily snapshot downloadables. Free trial access to our API is now open to all users.  You can use our API Feed Manager or our API Search Manager to automatically generate the URI request that you can use with your client to pull your feed or search results. 

The API will provide a URI with a trial 'client_id', 'secret" and all configurable options to be used with your client. The free trial is current available only for a limited time. Our API documentation can be found at http://www.newslookup.com/api_docs.html.

API and downloadables are available SQL, XML or JSON. RSS is provided for the free Newslookup.com news wire summaries.

Our API provides continously updated feeds as well as historical data availability. RSS feeds are typically updated every 5 minutes.

Publisher update frequency is dependent upon the frequency of updates provided by us by the publisher or what we have determined based on the target sites update frequency.

We offer live API and historical downloadable snapshots of our crawler index on a tiered paid subscription basis.  This includes availability through our configurable news API and SQL daily snapshot downloadables.

Free trial access to our API is now open to all users.  You can use our API Feed Manager or our API Search Manager to automatically generate the URI request that you can use with your client to pull your feed or search results. 

The API will provide a URI with a trial 'client_id', 'secret" and all configurable options to be used with your client. The free trial is current available only for a limited time. Our API documentation can be found at http://www.newslookup.com/api_docs.html

Free daily snapshot samples are available at http://downloads.newslookup.com/. If you came to this link looking for free rss news wire feeds, they continue to be available at http://www.newslookup.com/rss/.

If you require a custom feed solution, integration, search consulting services or assistance please contact us.

Yes, for paid subscribers via the API or when authenticated the rss feed icon will appear on search result pages