Policy for Google Discover has been updated by Google and they have excluded five types of content that may not be seen in the recommendation from here now. So, publisher should take notice of these contents and make changes accordingly.
Discover is part of Google search where interesting content is showcased for the mobile phone users through the Google app. If you look at the Google Discover then you may find that it is little different from Google Search. Based on the search history and diverse other factor, recommendation is made on Google Discover on the content.
Users can also control the Google Discover. On the occasion, they can block certain kind of content if Google predicts it wrongly. Preferences can be decided manually as well.
Content can be new and also evergreen. Even if content is not new then it can be new for the user that has been browsing through Google Discover.
Through Google Discover, content creator may able to get more viewers surely.
Discover is described by Google as
“With Discover, you can get updates for your interests, like your favorite sports team or news site, without searching for them. You can choose the types of updates you want to see in Discover in the Google app or when you’re browsing the web on your phone.”
Change made in Google Discover
By updating the developer support page, Google has tried to help the publishers and let them know on how to attract more traffic on Google Discover.
Some additional content has been added to the web page to talk about the recent changes that have been made by Google in terms of site appearance on Discover.
Following five types of content have been excluded by Google for Discover. They are:
2. Job Applications
3. Code Repositories
4. Satirical Content
In the recent times, satirical content publishers have noticed decline in the traffic that have been coming from Google Discover. Satirical content is considered to be problematic as the reader may not able to decide whether facts are real or not.
Through use of satire, politicians and celebrities are often targeted. Mostly use of exaggeration can be seen on the occasion. So, content can be mistaken as real news
Google Discover new guideline
“To deliver a good user experience, Discover seeks to present content that’s suitable for interest-based feeds, such as articles and videos, as well as filter out content that’s not desired or that might confuse readers. For example, Discover might not recommend job applications, petitions, forms, code repositories, or satirical content without any context”
Is Google removing news as satire?
As new algorithm is introduced by Google, some site may found them in the line. As a result, they may lose traffic. It is known as the false positive. If an algorithm is introduced to remove certain content then it is seen especially.
Following to a feedback, Google may act upon the False Positives. Further changes may be done with the algorithm to showcase better result.