About a year earlier, Google initially introduced guidelines around manual actions for Google Discover and Google News. I believe this is the very first time I have actually seen documented cases of news publishers getting particular Google News and Google Discover manual actions.These particular offenses that were cited that I identified this week include offenses for:
You can see a list of the manual actions for Google News and Discover over here.Forum discussion at Twitter.
About a year back, Google initially presented guidelines around manual actions for Google Discover and Google News. In the past week, I have seen numerous news publishers, both little and large, get such manual actions. I think this is the first time I have seen documented cases of news publishers receiving particular Google News and Google Discover manual actions.These specific violations that were mentioned that I identified this week include violations for:
News and Discover policy violation: Misleading content
News and Discover policy infraction: Medical material
News and Discover policy infraction: Manipulated media
and more … Glenn Gabe shared some screenshots of these offenses on Twitter for publishers he has Google Search Console access to: Heads-up. Do not disregard Discover & & Google News policy warnings in GSC. It might take 6 months or a year, but a manual action could follow. Had multiple publishers reach out this weekend about manual actions for Discover/Google News. E.g. deceptive content, medical material, and so on pic.twitter.com/JutaP82HQL— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) January 30, 2022 Here is a set of grievances on Twitter from another publisher: For example https://t.co/EnGqOqQgri is a listing page for Pikmin content. I do not mind if thats in Discover or not, the short articles have the details. We have countless listing pages. Because the procedure cant tell the distinction, I do not want to get a warning for each one.– Ant (@AntNetworkN) January 21, 2022 Im wondering if its an error. The Submit Request for reconsideration just goes to this page, so a request cant be sent. pic.twitter.com/8VdlPAsn5Q— Ant (@AntNetworkN) January 21, 2022 Make it stop please.Today its flagging this content which contains the newest Arcane Season 2 release date information, and other info about the series.https:// t.co/ 6cPnqImlNY pic.twitter.com/SnuZ3zmcZz— Ant (@AntNetworkN) January 25, 2022 Keep in mind, these manual actions to not affect web search, they should only impact Google Discover and Google News. You can see a list of the manual actions for Google News and Discover over here.Forum discussion at Twitter.