|The news source is known for its expertise on a particular topic (e.g. ESPN and Sports)
|Keyword(s) in Headlines & Page Titles
|The news source has strong SEO presence including strong inbound link profile, social
|Social Sharing of Article
|Via Facebook & Twitter and maybe even Google+. Velocity is a factor.
|First to Publish Story
|The number of other high value sites that cite your article in their stories.
|Original content with low/no use of other sites’ texts.
|High CTR From Google News
|From both news.Google.com and other various Google SERPs.
|High Quality Content
|As determined by Google News editorial evaluators.
|Use of Google News XML Sitemaps