With every news publisher jumping on the topic page bandwagon, it’s become a race to the bottom in terms of quality. News readers are now inundated with too many topic pages that offer too little value. Not only are they starting to look the same, a lot of these pages are optimized for the GoogleBot (for SEO reasons) rather than human readers. In a quest to increase eyeballs and pageviews, we’ve forgotten the basic premise and goal of the topic pages: to provide readers with more context. So here are some tangible ideas to help your company create topic pages that stand out from the crowd, add value to the lives of your readers and still allow you to address your SEO and monetization goals.