How Do I Ensure Images Are Validating On Google News?

How Do I Ensure Images Are Validating On Google News?

Who is this for? For any account that is experiencing issues with images no validating properly within Google News. This could mean an incorrect image is displaying on the post.

Google requires all featured images to be at least 1200 px wide. When the wrong image size is used, Google will choose the highest resolution image available, which often is the host’s image.

See the Google documentation:

Learn About Article Schema Markup | Google Search Central  |  Documentation  |  Google Developers


1. In order to make this easier, SoCast has including a cropping tool directly in the blog editor. The user can click on the “Crop Thumbnails” button from the Featured Media section in each blog post:




2. From there, make sure to save a crop for the Facebook Image Share. This is 1200 px wide and will be used by Google. If the image is too small, it will automatically resize it to 1200 px wide.



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