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    Question How to appear in Top Stories of Google Search results

    Dear SeoChatters,
    We are just about to enter news/media industry with a couple of news projects in hand.
    What I wanted to know is how to push our organic results into the TOP STORIES section of the google search results.
    Is it true that only news sites feature there? I see many blogs with trending topics featuring there too.

    We will soon implement correct microformats to tell google which pages are news articles.
    We will also get AMP implemented correctly.

    What else should we do?
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    I'm not sure exactly how to get into the Top Stories section - it could just be a matter of Google picking out the stories with the most traffic volume?

    But Google News, in general, does have guidelines. You can check them out here: https://support.google.com/news/publ...er/40787?hl=en

    Being mobile friendly is a big part of it. There's also this:

    Stick to the news--we mean it! Google News is not a marketing service. We don't want to send users to articles created primarily for promoting a product or organization, or selling or monetizing links within an article (learn more). If your site mixes news content with other types of content, especially paid advertorials or promotional content, we strongly recommend that you separate non-news types of content. Otherwise, if we find non-news content mixed with news content, we may exclude your entire site from Google News.
    The whole thing is worth a read.

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    I remember reading an article quite recently talking about this.
    From what I understand, G is having a tough time sorting what is "news" hence the increase in "fake news" and G switching to the heading from Top News to 'Top Stories'

    Google replaces 'In the News' box with 'Top Stories' on desktop might help?
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    Originally Posted by envigodigital
    Dear SeoChatters,
    We will also get AMP implemented correctly.
    I have dug some searches around this concerned and found
    AMP content was showing in Google News for about 30 percent of the news results. Now it is more than double that in the Google News US-based mobile section, with 70 percent of the news results returning AMP content.
    Source: Report: Google AMP results in Google News more than double
    Also read How to Get Your Website Listed in Google News

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    Last edited by Prof.stan; Mar 1st, 2017 at 03:24 AM.
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