Google is doing some changes in its search algorithm to prioritize the original publication. The news from original publication will remain in the search result for a longer duration of time instead of buried under latest news, articles, and investigations. This way readers will find out the stories from the original publication. One of the weird metrics they are taking into factor is “How many journalism awards a publication has won.”
To improve and enhance the new algorithm Google has hired 10,000 raters. However, their rating won’t change the ranking of the specific results they’re reviewing. Google says with time it’s ranking algorithm will improve.
Richard Gingras, Google’s vice president of news, wrote, “While we typically show the latest and most comprehensive version of a story in news results, we’ve made changes to our products globally to highlight articles that we identify as significant original reporting. Such articles may stay in a highly visible position longer. This prominence allows users to view the original reporting while also looking at more recent articles alongside it.”