Google’s Danny Sullivan said on Twitter that the Google team is aware of the “concerns about sensationalist tabloidesque headlines” in the top stories section in Google search. He added that Google looks for solutions to solve concerns but didn’t say much more.
This goes back to us covering a number of complaints from publishers and of course then searchers around stories in Google search.
Danny said on Twitter “The team is aware of concerns about sensationalist tabloidesque headlines.” He quoted this tweet from earlier:
Time is also a factor. Those who search a few hours or even minutes apart may see variations as new & updated material is added to our search engine. In particular, our “Top stories” section, which is never personalized, can change significantly in a short period of time…
— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) December 4, 2018
He then added that “People have raised issues along these lines generally. We look for solutions generally to solve concerns. If there are policy violations, we also take specific actions.”
Of course, this doesn’t say too much and is the response you would expect from a Googler.
Forum discussion at Twitter.