New “Standout” Tag Syntax to Reward Good Journalism in Google

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Google has announced a new piece of code that you can add to posts that you think should be featured.

Every day, news organizations and journalists around the world dedicate significant time and resources toward some of the most critical types of coverage: exceptional original reporting, deep investigative work, scoops and exclusives, and various special projects that quite clearly stand out.

If you put the tag in the HTML header of one of your articles, Google News may show the article with a ‘Featured’ label on the Google News homepage and News Search results. The syntax for this new tag is as follows:

<link rel=”standout” href=“http://www.example.com/scoop_article_2.html” />

via Google News Blog  by David Smydra, Product Specialist and Justin Kosslyn, Product Manager

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