10 Best Google News API Alternatives For 2021

Here are 10 best Google news API alternatives.

For the uninitiated, an API (Application Programming Interface) is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other.

News API is used by developers to integrate news articles, media etc into other applications.

What is Google News API?

Google news API lets you integrate Google News search results into your application or web pages. You can use it to display topics, headlines, trending stories, URLs, and other news items from Google searches.

Google has become the immediate go-to for any search in an age of ever-expanding news articles and data. Beyond individual searches, businesses also rely on Google to keep up with the latest news and trends in the industry and monitor their competition. Brands leverage search engines to monitor their brands and customer engagement. So it is only natural for businesses to turn to Google to gather and collect data. Even though Google provides you unmatched results for all search queries, with the search giant’s API shutdown, we need to look for alternatives.

But what happens when Google’s APIs get shut down?

What to use now Google News API is deprecated?

Here are the 10 best Google News API alternatives for 2021.

Some of the alternatives mentioned here can do more than just provide data. They can provide insights and analysis.

For example, With these APIs, agencies can gain insights into customer behaviour and sentiments and much more.

Social Animal News API

  • Offers results from 39+ languages including Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, Swedish, Korean, Greek, Polish, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, and Chinese with sources from all over the world.
  • This is one of the few APIs that offer sentiment analysis to filter articles published based on their sentiments.
  • You get the content of the entire article, domain, author, URL and additional insights.
  • Filter based on content popularity and actually find content that’s viral or trending.
  • Historic news data is available.
  • Discover main breaking news headlines from all over the world in real-time.

For any keyword and time range, get top shared content/news driven by real shares.

Social Animal’s News API is blazingly fast and a perfect Google news alternative. Integrate your apps with global news, trending headlines, popular web content from millions of news sources in real-time. Social Animal’s News API’s advanced filters are one of a kind as it lets you narrow down the exact content you need for your audience.

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The filters include sorting by keywords, title, date, language, location, word count, author names, domain, published vs shared dates, TLD, URLs, or even by the type of content – Listicle, Product review, How to guide, Podcast, etc.

Social Animal’s News API uses NLP (Natural language processing techniques) to analyze, extract entities, and evaluate the syntax of the text from an article. It allows you to perform several useful tasks such as sentiment analysis, headline analysis, deep search, extract actionable insights from articles and so much more.

This is one of the News APIs that can actually provide you with sentimental analysis reports.

Data available also spans social media posts from Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and more.

Contact support@socialanimal.com for an API key.

Newscatcher API

  • Search by keywords, filter by language, country, publisher, publisher’s rank, topics.
  • With NLP, get named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, entity disambiguation to mine insights.

With Newscatcher API filter through high ranked sites and low ranked ones to get high-quality articles. This news API boasts easy integration and niche-specific content.

Bing News API

  • The News Search API lets you send a search query to Bing and get back a list of news that is relevant to the search query.
  • Integrate easily with step-by-step tutorials, developer documentation, and code samples that are readily available.

Bing News powered by artificial intelligence processes billions of global searches, providing you access to data and news articles from all around the world. Using Bing news API as an alternative for Google news search API can enrich your app or website with world news filtered by topic, local news, and searchable metadata.

GNews

  • Search the Gnews database for millions of news articles in 22 languages and 30 countries.
  • Design complex queries in a logical way using search operators.

With Gnews API’s data, you get the title, a description, the full content, the URL of the article, the URL of the main image, the date of publication and information about the source such as the name and URL of the source’s homepage. 

News API

  • News API is great as a data source for news tickers and other applications where you want to show users live headlines.
  • Search articles from top news sources in 14 languages across 55 countries.

News API is a simple REST API that returns JSON search results for live and historic news articles from all over the web. News API orders data in a readable fashion and extracts the data with its title, description, author, photo, and URL.

Guardian API

  • Contains news articles, media, videos, and images from 1999 to date.

The Guardian is a known British news publication that is popular worldwide for providing up-to-date news on all categories, commentaries, and opinions. The Open Platform currently encompasses the Guardian Content API, in which users can query the database for articles and get them integrated with other web applications. 

Mediastack

  • Real-time and historical data available
  • Contains articles from 13 languages.

Mediastack is a simple and free REST API that lets you access blogs, articles and live news worldwide in real-time. Discover headlines and trends, historical news data, access breaking news, and monitor brands. Access 7,500 news sources worldwide and feed the latest and most popular news articles into your application or website, fully automated & updated every minute.

Bloomberg API

  • Has an extensive library of Financial news and articles related to finance.

Bloomberg API provides the latest news, analysis, and other insightful data. With the API provided by Bloomberg, you get round-the-clock programmatic access to the platform’s data that lets you embed real-time news, breaking news, delayed and historical news.

Contextual Web API

Contextual Web uniquely differs from other search engines like Google or Bing by indexing web pages in a way similar to the way the brain indexes memories, forming a brain-like network of knowledge based on the World Wide Web.  Contextual Web API helps classify the news articles you want and displays them organically or for analysis purposes. You’ll need to integrate with RapidAPI to get an API key.

Webhose API

  • Keep up with conversations on message boards & forums
  • Uncover cyber threats across dark networks and messaging apps
  • Keep up with conversations on message boards & forums

Webhose API turns unstructured web content into machine-readable data feeds you can consume on-demand. Get comprehensive content coverage critical to delivering accurate social media analytics. It delivers data in XML and JSON format.

Other APIs that you might like:

New York Times is a news publication and a media company that lets you access its API for free for non commercial use.

Connexun‘s technology provides cleaned up data from the internet and has a unique inter country news API.

Also read: What developers want to know about Google’s news API from Stack overflow.

All your Google News API questions answered:

Is there an API for Google News?

Google has deprecated the Google News Search API and no longer maintains it, but the API is still working and is available for public access. The API allows you to integrate Google News search results into your application or web pages.

How do I use Google News API?

You can use it to display topics, headlines, trending stories, URLs, and other news items from Google searches. The API provides data in JSON format.

Can I scrape Google News?

Google has added thousands of sources to its Google News search engine and has become an excellent source for any researcher. However, you can’t access Google News through the Google API, you will have to scrape your results from the HTML of a Google News results page.

What is the daily request limit for the Google News API?

This API has been officially deprecated but will continue to work as per the deprecation policy, but the number of requests you can make per day may be limited.

What is the best news API?

Check out this comprehensive list of best news APIs for 2021.

Is Google News API free?

The Google News Search API is available for free.

Is RSS better than API for Google?

No. RSS feeds follow a specific format for data exchange. The system that is supplying information creates a file with all the required information in it: the data feed. This is usually updated on a regular basis to keep up with changes.

With an API, any type of data that is mutually supported can be sent. Additionally, APIs allow for a real-time updating mechanism where data can be sent at any time.

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Sowndarya Kishore is a Content Marketer at Social Animal. A marketer by day and a reader by night, she loves to discuss herself in the third person. Follow her on Twitter.