Google is adding a latest highly cited label to search results frequently sourced by other publications the agency is announcing today.
Anything from local news stories to interviews announcements, and even press releases will be eligible for the latest label being added to the search result’s preview image so long as other websites are linking to it. More info is also being added to search rapidly evolving topics and about this result notices.
The search giant’s hope is that it’s highly cited label will help highlight real reporting which can include important context that’s stripped out when a story gets picked up more widely. But it should also be helpful to find press releases where you can get information directly from agencies themselves.
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Google says it hopes the label will help readers find the most helpful or related information for a latest story. It’ll launch soon in the US on the mobile for English speaking users and will start appearing globally in the coming weeks. Alongside the highly cited label Google is expanding its attempts to help search users critically evaluate the results they’re being shown.
The notice it shows on searches relating to rapidly revolving topics will now remind users to check whether a source is trusted or simply tell them to come back later when more information is obtainable. This change is launching today for English searches in the US. It’s also rolling out improvements to it’s about this result attribute announced last year which offer more context about each website in search results in the coming weeks.