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Google News-approved sites are a good source of backlinks and traffic, but...

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ContentWriter, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. ContentWriter

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    I'm currently taking care of the daily news writing needs of dozens of Google News-approved websites. I don't set up the sites. I am only in-charge of the content.

    My clients told me that Google News-approved websites are a good source of backlinks and traffic. Their only challenge prior to hiring me was consistency in posting time-sensitive and news-worthy articles.

    Is there anyone in here who's into Google News websites, too? May I ask what other challenges you've been facing with not only when it comes to site maintenance but also with the approval process itself?

    Thank you for your comments.
     
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    I have few Google news approved sites, not doing anything. Plus got one in french and not able to find any good french writer.
     
  3. ContentWriter

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    Hi, @Nut-Nights. Thank you for your comment. If I heard it right from my clients, Google News will or might de-list your Google News-approved sites if they've been dormant for a certain period of time. If and when that happens, you would have to re-apply. Re-applying requires that you feed the site with daily news consistently before you send your re-application.

    Are your news websites still listed on Google News' directory?

    If only I could write in French, I would have offered you my assistance. :)
     
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    Once a site is approved in G news it stays there until you stop posting good number of quality articles on a daily basis. So the real challenge, is continuously posting time-sensitive content on a daily basis and find a few writers that are willing to work at moment's notice.
     
  5. ContentWriter

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    I agree, @Cshark. Google News site owners must hire a full-time writer who can monitor Google Trends and Facebook Trends regularly. My goal is to always catch those breaking news.
     
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    On last BrightonSEO you have a nice presentation about Google News and keyword tactics. You can watch on youtube streaming from the last conference about it.
     
  7. ContentWriter

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    Okay, thanks for sharing that info, @thejurek. You own news websites, too?
     
  8. SEMWORLD

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    The reason why they are the best sources for the backlinks is the fact that they are legit. Very many people always visit the website and that is why you need to use them more often. You however need to be careful because Google are very careful with the links, you may be banned or given a warning if you do it in the wrong way.