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*Howto* Get accepted on Google news

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Sonat, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Sonat

    Sonat Junior Member

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    Here i will explain how to get accepted in Google News :D

    Soory for my bad english but it's not my main language

    Here we go:


    1°)Prerequisites: have a news item

    It is obvious that your site must have a news section, which are regularly published news articles. You are not obliged to produce more per day (or even a day) but you need an item such news. This section should also be clearly distinguishable from the rest of the site in a directory for example.

    2°)Assign a unique URL per item

    It is mandatory that each item has a unique URL and he keeps even after publication. Clearly, each item must be displayed on a page of its own, not mixed with other items.


    3°)Use at least 3 digits in the URL

    The URL for each article must have a number of at least 3 digits.
    Do not ask me why, it's like this ...
    Thus, a page with that URL is not suitable for Google News:
    Code:
    http://www.example.com/google/google.php
    By cons it should:
    Code:
    http://www.example.com/actualites/200405-google-groups-2.htm
    And it should also:
    Code:
    http://www.example.com/actualites.php?article=1542
    Also avoid using names of months or days in the URL.

    4°)Each article must be accessible 30 days

    The article must remain accessible to its unique URL for at least 30 days because it is the time that Google News indexes the articles. If the robot can not access a page that was previously indexed, it will not available on Google News. Cons by your page can be accessible indefinitely, it will disappear from Google News automatically after 30 days.

    5°)Using standard links

    To ensure proper indexing, use only standard links. Do not use JavaScript link or link placed in an Image Map.

    6°)Write articles of sufficient size

    To ensure that the crawler detects correctly when the article starts and where it ends, it is better that your item is of sufficient size. Make sure the size of the text of the article exceeds that of the rest of the page (navigation menus). It may happen occasionally that an item is not indexed by Google News, while others are regular.

    7°)Do a sitemap google news
    info here:
    Code:
    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/11/and-now-google-news-sitemaps.html
    8°)Nominate them to Google News

    If everything is ready, he'll just move Google to include your site in Google News here:
    Code:
    http://www.google.com/support/news_pub/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=191208&rd=1
    That's It !
     
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  2. valeriovaz

    valeriovaz Newbie

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    Great info, thanks.

    So, what you're saying is that we must forget the SEO on URL with the keywords, and put numbers...
     
  3. Sonat

    Sonat Junior Member

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    In fact, numbers are useless if you using the google sitemap news but i always let the numbers.

    My advice: keep numbers and seo on link :)
     
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    You will need contact us and Authors page on site... They don't accept 1 man army so you will need few writers and editors for your site...
     
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  5. brainpower

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    This is the key part. You cant simply have a wordpress blog with google new. You need an address, and a contact us. Not simply an email address either, background/bios of the authors and editors. If it doesn't look real, you won't get approved.
     
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    But you can make that sh*t up, right?
     
  7. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    You picked up on two vital points that the OP had not addressed and your input is important as the application for GN has to be 100 per cent right or they will reject the application!

    I have worked on 3 sites all that got GN acceptance so I do know exactly what is needed
     
  8. Sonat

    Sonat Junior Member

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    I have mentionned it because for me, it's an EVIDENCE
    And if you're so good, why didn't you share your infos?
    I think BHW was a forum where sharing is caring but visibly it's not :(
     
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  9. Dellius

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    Numbers are useful and probably required, because that's an easy way for Big G to understand when the article has been published. I also keep numbers in all my URL's, although I am not going for G News at this point, because I believe Google favors sites which put the date up there for easy indexing.
     
  10. GrindcoreVlad

    GrindcoreVlad Newbie

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    Yeah it looks like the numbers theory is very plausible(personally, I haven't seen in GNews any web site that didn't contain numbers -as explained). It's also a good thing to optimize your URL structure even if you use the number structure.
     
  11. muriko

    muriko Newbie

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    hmm thats good
     
  12. bizroot

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    Don't get agitated... You mentioned good points, I just posted what you missed in your post and he confirmed it...

    It's simple information which you may have missed while posting, nothing to worry about...

    Lots of people got their website in Google News... Getting inside is tough but not impossible... Although maintaining your site inside it need little more work...

    Most important factor for me so far is quality... It doesn't mean you can avoid other factors but quality is their primary concern... They can give you chance to improve on other factors but on quality it's quick hammer...

     
  13. Kiqui

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    good tut thanks