Google warns action against ‘news’ sites misleading users


News allows us to know what is going on in our surroundings. But now most of the news is misleading readers especially the online news. Well, Google’s motive is to guide reader not to mislead them. So, they are taking some strong actions against them.

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In today’s busy world, no one gets much time to read newspapers. So, the quest in Google for top useful and trending news.

“Do not misrepresent yourself or your purpose. Sites included in Google News must not misrepresent, misstate, or conceal information about their ownership or primary purpose, or engage in coordinated activity to mislead users. This includes, but isn’t limited to, sites that misrepresent or conceal their country of origin or are directed at users in another country under false premises,” the search engine said.

It pressurized upon the original reporting and clear features were integrated part of these factors for inclusion in the Google News index besides the use of datelines and by-lines in content for websites publishing “news”.

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“If your site publishes aggregated content, separate it from your original work, or restrict our access to aggregated articles via a robots.txt file,” they said.

Google always gives importance to their audience because they think they are nothing without their viewers. The sites which are giving articles have to publish the author’s biography and other contact information, like, email, WhatsApp number, facebook details, phone numbers etc.

You have to give the content of news. Furthermore, they said, “advertising and other paid promotional material” on news pages “cannot exceed your content” that means they are concerned about your new material.

“Failure to follow these guidelines may result in the removal of your article(s), or an entire site, from Google News,” they added.

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If you fail to follow this rules set up by Google, then Google News may remove your sites. The Mountain View, the California-headquartered company said, “other misleading practices not listed in these guidelines.”

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