Fix missing or incorrect 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, follow these steps to fix missing or incorrect images:

  • Use images that are relevant to the story rather than logos or captions that might not be displayed
  • To make it clear to the image crawl which image you’d like to be the thumbnail image next to your article, we recommend using or og:image tags
  • Make sure you’re using standard filename extensions, like .jpg, .jpeg, or .png
  • Make sure your images are at least 60 pixels by 90 pixels
  • Use images that have reasonable aspect ratios
  • Make sure your images are 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 we'll be able to include all your images, following these suggestions increases the likelihood your images will be included in Google News.

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