Tag Archives: Top Stories

Google’s Top Stories Inclusion Is Algorithmic, No Manual Inclusion

Some think that being included in Google News, which is a human, manual inclusion process, is the same as being included in the "top stories" section in web search. It is not...

Google Top Stories Now With “Related Picks”

If you search on your mobile and the top stories AMP carousel comes up in Google's search results, you may see underneath it a "related picks" selection. When you click on those related picks...

Google: Top Stories & Google News Are Independent Features

Google's John Mueller posted on Twitter something many of you probably know...

Google Replaces “In The News” With “Top Stories”

Back in 2014, Google's in the news box started showing non-Google News sites. But over time, I thought the In The News box was renamed to Top Stories, but I was wrong. According to a post on Twitter by RankRanger, the In The News box showed in addition to the Top Stories box...

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Sentence Compression, Top Stories Fake News Algorithm & Search Console Updates

Today is the 13th year anniversary of this site and me covering the search industry. Today I talk about Google using machine learning for feature snippets with sentence compression algorithms. I also cover how Google appears to have tweaked their top stories algorithm to block fake news...

Google Tweaking Top Stories Algorithm To Filter Out Fake News?

It looks like Google is or has worked on tweaking the top stories algorithm to filter out fake news sites, or rather, promote higher quality news sites from showing in that box...

Google Search Console AMP Filter Only Shows Top Stories

John Mueller of Google made an important distinction on Twitter last week saying that the AMP filter you get in the Google Search Console Search Analytics report only shows you data based on the Top Stories section...

Top Stories With AMP Section Added To Structured Data Google Developer Docs

Google has added a new section to the structured data developer documents named Top Stories With AMP. The page pretty much describes how and where AMP stories show, which is in the top stories news carousel in the mobile search results...