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News Results Settings

Google News Results appear in a block and include links to articles that are displayed from various news sites featuring recent news around the keyword searched. You can customize your SEO reports to include News results.
News results



What are News Results?


Google News results are the results that display the Top Stories section of search results. News results are not included in the organic search results, but can be by selecting Include in the Advanced Search Engine Settings.
Example of Google News Results

Example of Google SERP News Results

Rank: News Results Included vs. Excluded


Including News Results in the Advanced Settings of a Google desktop search engine will track the results in the Top Stories SERP feature along with the organic search results. In the image below, the green numbers represent inclusion of the News Results and the red numbers represent the rank of regular Organic search results when News results are excluded.

Example of Google News Results included with Organic SERP

News Results SERP Icon in Reports


News Results icon When News Results are included, you will see this icon display on your Rank Ranger reports.

Example of Google News Results icon

News Results Settings


Advanced Search Engine Settings:

  • In the Home > Campaigns screen, locate the campaign for which you want to view local search results.
  • Click the Campaign Settings gear icon.
  • Click the Search Engines tab.
  • Click the Advanced Settings button that corresponds to the desired Search Engine.

Include or Exclude News Results:

  • The default is set to exclude News results in the rank count.
  • If you want to include Google News Results along with Organic results in Rank Ranger's count, select Include.

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