Prevent missing or incorrect images

Google News displays images associated with articles included in our index. If your articles are included in our index, but you're not seeing their associated images, follow these suggestions to prevent missing or incorrect images:

  • Use images that are relevant to the story rather than logos or captions
  • Use or og:image tags to make it clear to the image crawl which image you’d like to be the thumbnail image next to your article
  • Use standard filename extensions, like .jpg, .jpeg, or .png
  • Size your images at at least 60 x 90 pixels
  • Use images that have reasonable aspect ratios
  • Format your images as inline
  • Place your images near their respective article titles
  • Label your images with well-written captions
  • Make sure a robots.txt file or a metatag isn't blocking our access to your images

To show as many different sources to our users as possible, we sometimes pair relevant images with articles from different sources. While we can't guarantee to include all your images, following these suggestions increases the likelihood your images are included in Google News.

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