Google improves its Search app for data journalists

Sharmaine Centeno
Sharmaine Centeno August 1, 2018
Updated 2022/04/14 at 10:59 AM

Yesterday, Simon Rogers, Data Editor of Google News Lab, confirmed in a blog post the new feature in Search which can help users to find data easily.

Rogers added in a blog post “Based on feedback from 30 of the top data journalists in the world, we identified an opportunity to improve how tabular data appears in Google Search and in doing so make it easier for all people to find the data they’re looking for. It works like this: news organizations that publish data in the form of tables can add additional structured data to make the dataset parts of the page easier to identify for use in relevant Search features.”

The new feature has structured data to existing html of a website that has been managed its tables which will be presented to readers by the news organization. It will help readers discover the data they want to search. The new feature is now available.

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