It looks like Google is not just indexing but also ranking Google News search results pages and landing pages in Google search. This comes shortly after Google reportedly dropped Bing Discover search results pages from its index allegedly because it violated the webmaster guidelines of not no indexing search result pages.
This was spotted by Sanchit on Twitter who shared a search for [war shoot in arctic circle pinkvilla] returned Google News pages on news.google.com. Here is my screenshot, I can replicate it:
When you click on those results you are taken to stories landing page with essentially Google News search results. Here is a screenshot of the results I see when I click on this first listing in Google:
Not only that, a [site:news.google.com] command brings back 173 million results:
I am not sure if this is a “bug” or a “feature” but it is what it is.
Forum discussion at Twitter.
Source By: Seroundtable