Google News consumer information

Content you see on Google News comes from third-party news publishers.

Story ranking on Google News

On Google News, we strive to present high-quality, trustworthy, news content covering topics of interest to you.

To make Google News as interesting and useful to you as possible, these factors influence layout, listing, and ordering of content on Google News:

  • The popularity, quality, and relevance of the content.
  • Your prior interactions and purchases with Google News and other Google services.

Some publishers could have a contractual agreement with Google to allow licensed use of their article content; this doesn't affect article ranking. Your having a subscription to a paid content provider does raise that publisher's content ranking.

On video-only feeds, results are limited to YouTube-hosted content and the content of licensed publishers. 

Purchases & subscriptions through Google News

Publishers sell some content through a one-time purchase or recurring subscription to their content. Google receives a portion of the revenue from purchases and subscriptions made through Google News.

Before you complete a purchase, on the purchase screen, you'll see:

  • The purchase price
  • Any recurring subscription charges
  • Publisher details

Learn more about purchases made through Google News. This includes our policies and how to see your order history.

Advertisements on Google News

Articles included on Google News sometimes serve advertisements, which are labeled as such. The publishers themselves manage these advertisements. Google could receive a portion of the payment from the advertiser.

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