Under the Hood: Google News & Ranking Stories

Forget PageRank, at least if you’re a news publisher looking to do well in Google News.

Google’s (GOOG) news service doesn’t rely on the same algorithm used by “regular” Google, of which PageRank is a part of. Instead, Google News taps into its own unique ranking signals, which include user clicks, the estimated authority of a publication in a particular topic, freshness, geography and more.

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