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Google News?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Pasarel, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Pasarel

    Pasarel Newbie

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    Hello,
    I am trying to submit my website to Google News. However, I'm experiencing problems with it. I received this email:

    "**PLEASE NOTE: THIS EMAIL CONTAINS IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SITES
    SEEKING INCLUSION IN GOOGLE NEWS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED IN OUR
    SYSTEM, PLEASE DO NOT DELETE THIS MESSAGE.**

    Hello,

    Thank so much for for your interest in Google News! Please review this
    message to learn about the next steps in our inclusion process.

    ** REQUIRED ACTION

    In order to help us deal with the large number of requests for inclusion,
    we ask that you review our guidelines once more and reply to this email if
    your site meets our qualifications.

    ** SITE GUIDELINES

    We typically include sites in Google News that display the following
    characteristics:

    - Sites have news content reporting on recent events and issues. We don't
    include informational and how-to articles, classified ads, job postings,
    event announcements, advice columns or adult content.

    - Sites have content that is original and unique.

    - Sites display certain levels of accountability. Sites should have
    accessible organizational and contact information, such as a phone number
    or email address.

    - Sites don't solely promote their own activities, products or the
    activities and products of a third party organization.

    - Sites are user-friendly and contain few grammar or spelling errors.

    - Site don't violate Google's Webmaster Guidelines, available at:
    I can't post links

    For more details on our inclusion guidelines for Google News, please
    visit:
    I can't post links


    If your site conforms to the above guidelines, please respond to this
    email.

    PLEASE NOTE: Numerous responses to this message may cause delays, we ask
    that you only reply once to this email.

    Keep in mind that we will not be able to include your site unless it meets
    our technical requirements, too. You can review our technical requirements
    here: I can't post links
    After we hear from you, we'll be happy to review your site for inclusion
    in Google News.

    ** RESPONSE TIME

    Due to the high volume of sites we review it may take several weeks before
    we're able to respond. We'll work to review your site as soon as we can,
    but cannot predict exactly when you will receive a response from our team.
    Furthermore, we ask that you refrain from re-submitting your site for
    inclusion as it may create additional delays.

    -----

    While we strive to include as many sources as possible, please be aware
    that we can't guarantee the inclusion of your articles in Google News. We
    appreciate your support and patience as we work to improve Google News.

    Regards,
    The Google Team

    I know this should be pretty straight-forward, but I don't know WHAT to response or TO WHOM. I responded this message first time with "
    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]Yes, I have read and fully understand the guidelines." and the second time with "RESPONSE" (I tried submitting my website two times, in June and in October), and even though I was expecting a follow-up email saying something like "We received your message and will now review your website", I never received it. I don't know whether the problem is me or Google's poor communication with its customers. So, am I just plain stupid or what am I supposed to do?[/FONT]
     
  2. stfrank

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    Hi, there are several very good services that are indexed by Google News (provided the content is good). You can look up one such service through my signature - Hardly costs $15 including the Press Release writing. Cheers :)
     
  4. Pasarel

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    OK, so I replied all those questions. But am I supposed to wait for a response from Google or just... forget about it for a while?
     
  5. stfrank

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    forget about it, if they want to approve you they will mail/inform you ... otherwise leave it
     
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