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How to Get in Google News Feed Results – Updates for Summer 2014

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Google News Updates

Does your website reap the benefits of appearing in the Google News Feed? Or has your content appeared within News sporadically in the past yet has not returned to that status in quite some time? Maybe you’re starting a new website and have adopted the 5 path attack to rank on Google Page One, heeding the advice to wiggle your way into News if appropriate to your content? Either way, Google has made a few significant updates to the Google News Feed concept here in the summer of 2014. Here’s what you need to know.

What Websites Looking to Rank on Google News Need to do to Adjust for Recent Updates

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Say Goodbye to Your Google Authorship Profile Picture – What You Need to Do Now

Google Authorship Profile Pictures Are Dead

Wow Google, you really like toying with our emotions don’t you? I’ve got bad news for every blogger and content manager out there who have recently run down to the nearest mall’s Glamour Shots to update their Google+ authorship profile picture. Google announced that they are giving the boot to your pretty face, literally and figuratively depending upon how you feel about it. Google is removing Google+ authorship profile pictures from their search engine results pages along with the Google+ circle count that shows up beside it. For many this feels like a devastating move while for others it’s all much-ado-about-nothing. Regardless your stance I’ve provided some information below as to how you should proceed.

What You Need to Do Now That Your Google Authorship Profile Picture Has Been Removed from Search

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5 Fingered Attack to Get on Google Page One

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Google Page One isn’t what it used to be. In the past it read like a one column classified page of your local newspaper. Visualizing where your website would fit in within the search results was clear cut. Now it’s a little schizophrenic. Depending on a search query, a Google Search Engine Results Page (SERP) can look like a teenager’s scrapbook. There may be a combination of traditional lines of linked text, pictures, videos, a map, and alternative search suggestions delivered on the SERP that you had no idea existed.

While the SERPs of 2013 may appear messy, they present your website with the opportunity to rank well in a variety of areas. If done right, your website could end up on Google Page One for multiple search results. At the very least, you may find your strength in ranking well one area (e.g. video) and take full advantage of that opportunity. However, in the spirit of “having it all” here is the 5 Fingered Attack to Get on Google Page One:

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