The Google News Initiative is to working on making data easier to discover with a new search feature. Based on feedback from 30 of the world’s top data journalists, Google has identified an opportunity to improve how tabular data appears in Google Search. 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. News organizations add the structured data to their existing html of a page, which means they still control how their tables are presented to readers. ProPublica has been testing the structured data on its interactive databases on its Non-profits Explorer.
Source: Google News Initiative
Posted on: August 1, 2018