One of the things that makes Google stand out when compared to other software companies is the fact that the Android parent is always looking for new ways to improve the performances of its apps, services and operating systems. This is why it should come as no surprise that Google has decided to change the algorithms of its search engine once again. The reason why Google doing this is because it wants the algorithms to focus on original reporting and to elevate the search results.
Google is Changing Search Algorithms
According to a new report from Google, more than 10,000 human reviewers have received new instructions in order to start “digging” through news and to pick out the original sources. Google is going to use the feedback that it receives from the human reviewers in order to train the new algorithms to find original sources and to rank them higher.
Google Speaks Out
Considering the fact that there are many people who are making their living online, Google felt the need to come out and address the change of the search algorithms in order to make sure that everyone understands what’s going on. Here is what Google had to say:
While we typically show the latest and most comprehensive version of a story in news results, we’ve made changes to our products globally to highlight articles that we identify as significant original reporting. Such articles may stay in a highly visible position for longer. The prominence allows users to view the original reporting while also looking at more recent articles alongside it.
There is no absolute definition of original reporting, nor is there an absolute standard for establishing how original a given article is. It can mean different things to different newsrooms and publishers at different times, so our efforts will constantly evolve as we work to understand the life cycle of a story.