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  • Resolved sritchiemetaltalk

    (@sritchiemetaltalk)


    Hi.

    I did ask this on the Google Publisher Center Community…….

    A site:metaltalk.net search on the ‘news’ section, shows a single article, “A REPRINT OF DISSECTION’S JON NÖDTVEIDT’S OBITUARY”. But the image against the article in the site search is not the article image, but one of the recently published articles. This image changes every couple of days as new articles are posted.

    What is also strange, is I accidentally did a search for “site:metaltalk.net – Google Search” and there are three pages of articles and all look correct.

    In Publisher Center my URL is https://www.metaltalk.net/category/news/?feed=gn

    I understand that its not straightforward to get into the site into news from a google search point of view and we do have followers on the App, but the changing image aspect is puzzling.

    Is there something wrong with my feed, or does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks, Steve

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  • Plugin Author Chris Andrews

    (@christopheran)

    Hi Steve,

    Yes, I remember looking into this before.

    What I’ve been told by Google is that using the ‘site:’ search on the news tab should surface pages/articles from that specific site if the site is a Google News source ( which MetalTalk is, https://news.google.com/publications/CAAqBwgKMMSIlwsw56-uAw ).

    However, many publishers have pointed out that that feature is not working for them. It’s been reported to Google News a number of times, for months, but there hasn’t been any resolution yet.

    I’d say you are affected by that. I haven’t heard of any publishers being able to fix this through changes on their own site,

    Chris

    Thread Starter sritchiemetaltalk

    (@sritchiemetaltalk)

    Hi Chris

    Thanks for the reply. I did read something like this, so its great (well, not really, but you know what I mean 🙂 ) that you confirmed the likelihood that that is the case.

    Cheers
    Steve

    Plugin Author Chris Andrews

    (@christopheran)

    I know 🙂 Google News has been a bit of a mess lately 🙂

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