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Incorrect article snippets

To give users a preview of an article before clicking on it, Google News displays a small portion on our homepage and in search results. To determine which text to include, our crawler looks at each article's code for body text near the headline of that article.

If Google News is displaying incorrect snippets, make these changes to your articles:

  • Make sure there is no extra text between the article's title and the article's body in each page's source code.
  • Clearly differentiate the text that makes up your articles' author bylines and date information from the text of your articles' first sentences. Typically, we will only show a small portion of your articles under their headlines in Google News.

Test your pages. Once you've made changes to your source code accordingly, test your pages by using the Troubleshooting tool. The tool shows which parts of the page we're likely to identify as the article body. We recommend that you continue to test any changes made until the tool indicates the appropriate text.

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