Google Updates the Algorithm and Rewards the Original News

Google is studying a new update of the search algorithm,

this is what emerges from the post by Richard Gingras, Google vice president

and head of Google News.

This is the beginning of the post:

Google Search was built to provide everyone access to

information on the web — and with tens of thousands of web pages, hundreds of

hours of video, thousands of tweets and news stories published every minute of

the day, our job is to sift through that content and find the most helpful

results possible. With news in particular, we always aim to show a diversity of

articles and sources to give users as much context and insight as possible.

The key concept – it must be said – on which it is worth

dwelling is that Google Search was created not only to provide everyone with

free access to information on the Web but also and above all to make this

information as useful as possible and that can offer users the greatest context

and depth possible .

That Google has declared war on fake news and poor quality

content is now well known, but what matters now is that the update of Big G

aims precisely to combat rough and non-original content.

In- depth news will be rewarded in SERPs, those that require

great effort from publishers, which are the result of explorations,

investigations and studies. Not only that, more and more relevance in the

redefinition of search results will have the authoritativeness and credibility

of the newspaper and the publisher.

Google recently updated the ranking and made changes to the

guidelines that determine the search criteria, with the aim of defining and

identifying the original reports and giving them relevance.

This means that the actuality of the news will no longer

count – or rather not only – but its originality. In this way, users will be

able to know the newspaper that first made that news known and will have easier

access to the original and in-depth content.

There is no univocal and always valid definition of

significant original reports, an expression used by Richard Gingras. It is a

continuous evolution, which also depends on the sector, the publishers, and the

news in question.

For this Google will strive both to give the right meaning

to the original reports and to understand the life cycle of a story, a news.

Many times, in fact, it happens that, in the whirlwind of

publications on that news, the original and original story ends up being buried

by other sources.

Google, on the other hand, wants to make sure that the

original news continues to maintain its visibility over time and, at the same

time, wants to give the right relevance also to the latest news.

The advantage is everything for users, who will have a lot

of quality news at their disposal, if you allow me the pun.

As Gingras himself explains, Google uses algorithms to sort

everything it finds on the web and to organize this content in a useful way for

users. The algorithms are composed of hundreds of signals, which are constantly

updated and improved to understand the authority of the individual pages.

To optimize these signals, Google relies on more than 10,000

rater’s worldwide, evaluators who examine the results and, although they cannot

modify the SERPs with their feedback, they can instead improve the algorithms.

The operating principles of the algorithms are illustrated

in the guidelines that Google issues to its raters and, among these, in section

5.1 specifies to use the highest rating of the news, which allows to identify

original, in-depth, investigative reports.

In the end, always optimize content for users

To be awarded in the SERP will be the news that offers

content that would not be known if that post had not been published. So it


That provides information

that would not otherwise have been known had the article not revealed it.

Original, in-depth, and investigative reporting requires a high degree of

skill, time, and effort.

But that’s not all, because the general reputation of the

publisher and his authority in the sector will also play a major role.

Content, updated and of excellent quality, always, here is

the key to conquering Google. And the users.

Author Bio:

Angelina is a senior Digital Marketing

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