The "standout" content in Google News.

You can use this augmentation to filter for “standout” content in Google News.

Google describes it as follows:

"If you put the tag in the HTML header of one of your articles, Google News may show the article with a ‘Featured’ label on the Google News homepage and News Search results. The syntax for this new tag is as follows:

<link rel="standout" href=""/>

You can use the tag to point to your own content or to point to other sources with standout stories. Because the Standout tag belongs in the HTML header of your articles, it will only be seen by automated systems like Google News, not by direct readers of your articles themselves."

In other words, the links.meta.standout augmentation allows you to filter for content marked as being particularly significant by their author or publisher.


  1. Filter for "standout" content on the launch of the new iPad:

links.meta.standout contains "ipad" and
links.meta.standout any "launch, launched, keynote"


Here are some examples of the output in JSON format from a live stream in DataSift:

Resource information

Target service: Augmentation Target: Links

Target object: Links: General

Type: array(string)

Array: Yes

Always exists: No