Google News Hyperlinks Author Names

The Google News blog announced it is now easier to find other articles by authors. They have now hyperlinked the author’s name, when available, in the Google News search results. Here is a screen shot that shows it in action:

Google News Author Search

I believe you have been able to search by author for a while now, but this addition makes searching by author a lot more obvious. If you want to find a specific author in Google News, just search Google News in the syntax of author:”John Doe” and it should return matches. Here is a screen shot of the syntax:

Google News Author Search

Also, in Google News advanced search, you can type in the name of the “Author: Return only articles written by” box.

Related Topics: Channel: Content | Google: News


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  • chiropractic

    I noticed this too, I think it’s pretty neat. Makes it easy to see group of other topics one author has written about, perfect for researching multiple posts.

  • nickstamoulis

    Hi Barry, this is a great new feature that will help visitors see what are better and higher quality articles by looking at the source and the author now as well!

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