Top 5 most visible news sites for Google’s U.S. category: Washington Post, CNN, New York Times, Fox News, ABC News6. June 2018
As Facebook and other social media are increasingly providing mixed results for news websites looking for readers, a tried and true source of search referrals is Google News (news.google.com).
As part of the News Dashboard’s Google visibility monitoring — which crawls Google News and the SERPs (or search engine results pages) for individual keywords every 15 minutes — we see what publishers are most visible for the keywords (Google News Topics and Google News Related) associated with each Google News category, from Top Stories to Health.
These category analyses were completed before the mid-May Google News redesign that removed the Google News Related keywords, but are still instructive on the most visible publishers.
In this post, we will show the Top 5 most visible publishers for October 2017-April 2018 for keywords in the U.S. category on Google News U.S.
No surprises in the most visible news websites for the U.S. category in Google News. The Washington Post, CNN, the New York Times, Fox News and ABC News are all long-term news powerhouses, and for this time period have proved too visible for smaller or digital-first publishers to overwhelm.
Stayed tuned for our next analysis, which will center on the Google News World category.