Missing images

Google News displays images associated with the articles currently included in our index. If your articles are included in our index, but you're not seeing their images, please follow these suggestions:

  • Image crawl takes into account the schema.org image and og:image specified in the html body of an article. For the image that you’d like to be the thumbnail image next to your article, we’d recommend using schema.org or og:image to make this selection clear.
  • Make sure you are using a standard filename extensions, like .jpg or .jpeg.
  • Make sure that your images are fairly large in size, at least 60 pixels by 90 pixels.
  • Use images that have reasonable aspect ratios.
  • Ensure that your images are inline.
  • Place your images near their respective article titles.
  • Label your images with well-written captions.
  • Ensure that a robots.txt file isn't blocking our access to your images.

Please keep in mind that in order 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 that we'll be able to include all your images, these suggestions will increase the likelihood of the inclusion of your images in Google News.

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