Build a News Action

Before your news content is eligible to show up in the Assistant directory, it'll need to be marked up according to this guide.

Make sure your content meets the following requirements:

  • Associate your content with Google News: If your content is not already part of Google News, you can follow this quickstart guide to get started.
  • Make sure your content is marked up for AMP: To mark up your content for AMP, please refer to AMP documentation in our search docs.
  • Mark up your content as structured articles: To mark up your articles, add structured article data to your canonical site as outlined below in this guide.

Structuring your Articles

Here's an example of JSON-LD code for an Article object.


A carousel of AMP results for a news article.

AMP pages that have structured data can appear in a carousel of stories in search results. Without structured data, AMP pages may only appear as standard blue links in Google Search results. For more information about AMP in search results, see About AMP on Google Search.

To create an AMP page with structured data:

  1. Follow the AMP Project specifications.
  2. Follow the additional page guidelines to ensure that Google can crawl your page.
  3. Add a structured data element describing the article on the page.
  4. Test your structured data using the Structured Data Testing Tool.


You must follow these guidelines to enable structured data to be eligible for inclusion in Google Search results.

Technical guidelines

  • If you offer subscription-based access to your website content, or if users must register for access, you should add structured data for subscription and paywalled content.
  • For multi-part content, make sure that the rel=canonical points at either each individual page or a "view-all" page (and not to page 1 of a multi-part series). Learn more about canonicalization.

AMP logo guidelines

The following guidelines apply to logos for all AMP pages, including AMP stories.

  • The file must be a raster file, such as .jpg, .png, or .gif. Don't use vector files, such as .svg or .eps.
  • Don't use animation.
  • The graphic part of the logo should be legible on the background color.

The following guidelines apply to logos used for general AMP pages, not AMP stories. There are different logo requirements for AMP stories.

  • The logo must be a rectangle, not a square.
  • The logo should fit in a 60x600px rectangle, and either be exactly 60px high (preferred), or exactly 600px wide. For example, 450x45px would not be acceptable, even though it fits within the 600x60px rectangle.

  • Publishers should use only one logo per brand that is consistent across general AMP pages.
  • Use full wordmark or full logo; not an icon.
  • The text in word-based logos should be at most 48px tall and centered vertically within the 60px image height. Add additional space to pad the height to 60px.

  • Logos with a solid background should include 6px minimum padding around the graphic.

Structured data type definitions

The following section describes the property requirements for Article structured data. You must include the required properties for your content to be eligible for display as a rich result. You can also include the recommended properties to add more information about your content, which could provide a better user experience.

Article objects

Article objects must be based on one of the following types: Article, NewsArticle, BlogPosting.

Required properties

Person or Organization

The author of the article.


The name of the author.



The date and time the article was first published, in ISO 8601 format.

Best practices:

  • The date shouldn't change over time.
  • We recommend including the hour information in addition to the day in the timestamp.
  • The value for dateModified should be more recent than the value for datePublished.


The headline of the article. Headlines should not exceed 110 characters. For AMP stories, the headline should match the text in the first cover page in the AMP Story.


Repeated property of ImageObject or URL

The URL to an image that is representative of the article or AMP story.

Due to format differences in search results, the following image guidelines only apply to general AMP pages, not AMP stories. AMP stories have different requirements for images.

  • Only a marked-up image that directly belongs to the article should be specified.
  • Images should be at least 1200 pixels wide.
  • Every page must contain at least one image (whether or not you include markup). Google will pick the best image to display in Search results based on the aspect ratio and resolution.
  • Image URLs must be crawlable and indexable.
  • Images must represent the marked up content.
  • Images must be in .jpg, .png, or .gif format.
  • For best results, provide multiple high-resolution images (minimum of 800,000 pixels when multiplying width and height) with the following aspect ratios: 16x9, 4x3, and 1x1.

For example:

  "@context": "",
  "@type": "NewsArticle",
  "image": [


The publisher of the article.



The logo of the publisher. See the AMP logo guidelines for details.



The height of the logo, in pixels.



The URL of the logo.



The width of the logo, in pixels.


The name of the publisher.

Recommended properties


The date and time the article was most recently modified, in ISO 8601 format.



A short description of the article.



The canonical URL of the article page. Specify mainEntityOfPage when the article is the primary topic of the article page.