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Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2)

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Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) Harvey P. 9/24/11 12:14 PM
Hello Google News Publishers,

As part of our ongoing effort to recognize the best news content on the web, we've developed a new HTML tags called 'standout' for you to apply to your site's best articles. This tag will help our system better identify the content on your site that you think should be featured most. You can also use this tag to recognize the best work of others. For more details on 'standout' content, please review the announcement in our blog and our Help Center article below:

Google News Blog: http://goo.gl/aqOFS
Publisher meta tags: http://goo.gl/DY8CF

Thanks as always for your interest in Google News. Feel free to post your questions below, we'll try to answer your questions about this new tool as they come in.

Best,
Harvey and the Google News Team

Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) kozmonaut 9/27/11 1:56 AM
Hey, I have a question! How do we use these new meta tags under wordpress where blog posts can't have their headers changed?
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) Harvey P. 10/3/11 11:06 AM
Hi kozmonaut,

Thanks for your question. Currently, we don't have a way for publishers to identify standout content in the body of their articles. However, this is a brand new feature and we're always looking for ways to improve the publisher experience. We'll definitely consider this for future updates.

- Harvey
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) bobbygunn 10/3/11 2:43 PM
Just to let everyone know. I am working on a plugin for wordpress to deal with these tags. will post it here when I get it working properly.
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) Kosmo Philyako 10/4/11 12:53 PM
hi Harvey, looking for some standout news are you?

It's to dam bad you removed 3/4's of the news sites that were the sites delivery really standout news!
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) NewGuy1970 10/4/11 1:16 PM
From the NY Times... excerpt (to all, every dog will have its day, and google is no exception)
"[sic]... The Federal Trade Commission is preparing to issue subpoenas to Google as part of a wide-ranging civil antitrust investigation into practices in Google’s search engine business, according to two people with knowledge of the matter

But unlike those cases, which affected only small portions of Google’s business, the current investigation focuses on Google’s main business: Internet search and advertising. If it leads to charges against the company, its impact could be more far reaching, according to antitrust experts.

FairSearch.org, an organization that represents several of Google’s critics including the Web sites Expedia, Travelocity, Kayak and Microsoft, said it was encouraged by reports of the F.T.C. inquiry.

“Google engages in anticompetitive behavior across many vertical categories of search that harms consumers,” the organization said in a statement. “The result of Google’s anticompetitive practices is to curb innovation and investment in new technologies by other companies.” ..."

Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) News Rules 10/6/11 11:06 AM
This whole "standout content" makes me ILL!

your looking for standout content??? you should be!!!

Because Sports Related Google News to be blunt "STINKS" - At one time Google News for sports was a hot bet of News related to sports - now!! on the other hand it's all JUNK!!!! Junk that the allowed publishers are spinning and scraping from the publishers YOU REMOVED!!!

The Google News team has resorted to allowing CLEAR VIOLATIONS by big players (ie: bleacher report, SBnation, etc...), while removing all the small sports news publishers, who were the creators of the format that these allowed sites now publish.

I have never seen so many links in 1 article ( ie: SBnation) I have never seen so much BLATANT third party promotion in an article, as the articles produced by SBnation show.

and who the HELL is LuckyLester.com!!!! Obviously they are part of an even larger link scheme by the producers of BetFirms.com, Locksmithsportspicks.com and there hundreds of other templated sites which only boost the SERP's of their own network!!!

you want standout content google? why dont you go back an review the sites you DELISTED!!!
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) BFspace 10/13/11 3:12 PM
Big Google fan, and Google News fan here... but about rel=standout...

I work for a celebrity news company that constantly breaks exclusive stories. I have used the rel=standout maybe a dozen times now (never more than 7 times a week) on exclusive stories, and I have yet to see it work.  Dozens of stories will even cite one of our stories, and still nothing.  Also lately I have been noticing Google won't even show our story in Google news if we use the standout.
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) KittHoRizon 10/17/11 7:46 PM
@bobbygunn That would be an awesome plugin!  Please let me know when you are finished with that.  Thanks.
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) bobbygunn 10/18/11 12:32 AM
@Kitt,
I play with it now and then. I am not a programmer by any means but I can hack my way through things. I'll post it here when I get it working.
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) KittHoRizon 10/18/11 10:22 AM
@bobbygunn Thanks my man!
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) Sally Nuren 10/26/11 11:48 PM
Two questions.
1) should we stop using "original-source"?
2) should standout be used every time another article is used for source information or only when one of the source articles is really Standout, a very significant article by your definition?
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) erku 12/7/11 8:33 PM
Hi Harvey, have you come out with a new way of using these metatags?

We use Drupal content management system and articles don't have their unique headers. So can we just create one block and show it on any header? Or should it be only with the new article header? Or we can perhaps show it on the home page?

If we show the standout content only on home page, will it work?
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) GreenReaper 12/16/11 8:22 AM
I decided to just link the necessary code it into the template. Ugly, but it worked.
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) greenappleuk 1/13/12 12:08 PM
My Question is - I use syndicated content (wire) but the agency who provides the news stories do not put up their content on their website, they just distribute it to clients like me. What would I put as the  syndication-source URL? Their website address?
Re: Standout Content: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Part 2) bobbygunn 4/18/12 2:47 PM
I have modified the old original source plugin for wordpress to allow markup for syndicated and standout content. If you are interested in this plugin please send me an email and I will send it to you.