I have a site on google news and even though I cover a niche site, it seems like my articles do not bring much traffic anymore and I earn under 3 dollars a day now. I noticed that google will always put well established big corporations first, like the LA and NY times, or USA Today, even rival Yahoo on the front page even if their content is just a AP news release duplicate they do not get punished and still show above other websites.
Does Yahoo! news have place to submit your news site so they can publish articles up like google news?
Google has really crushed a lot of peoples traffic and ranking, not just news sites, but businesses too have lowered rankings, my friend thinks they do this so the businesses and web owners will pay for Adwords advertising, its almost like a sly way of making more money and forcing them to advertise.
Another person had a theory that because they lost so much money on Youtube partners who make a killing on adsense from their videos, they have to find ways to earn even more money.