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What's your biggest problem in trying to get your news website listed on Google News?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ContentWriter, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. ContentWriter

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    No, I'm not trying to sell a consultancy service here. I just want to help those who struggle in maintaining a news website for the purpose of getting it accepted on Google News.

    If you have questions about content preparation, category selection, or anything about the technical requirements of Google News, please let me know.

    I will try to check this thread as often as I can. I will try to answer queries as many as I can, too.

    Cheers!

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    How many articles do you need on your site to be accepted in google news program? What category works best with google news? If I want to make a website for this purpose, what is the minimum budget required for the content alone? :)
     
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    Hi, @V.

    There's no pre-determined number of news articles set by the Google News team in order for you to get listed on Google News. That speaks volume about their not so being particular with quantity but quality. Quantity has a role later, however.

    Categories will depend on your chosen niche. I advise that you come up with 9 categories for a news website. I'm sure you'd like to ask, "Here's my niche: __________. Can you give me sample names of categories?" I'll give you a little bit of work. I suggest that you go to news.google.com and find those websites that are relevant to your niche. Take a look at their categories. That'll give you an idea of what categories are best for your niche.

    Initially, you'll have to fill your 9 categories with at least 5 x 400-word news articles. After those pillar posts, it's up to you, depending on your budget, if you'd like to hire a writer who can write and post 3 to 9 x 400-word news articles per day for 30 days before you submit your site to the Google News team. For content alone, the cost will range between $1,000 to $2,000. Again, that will depend on the volume of news articles you'd like the writer to write per day. It also depends on who you will hire to write news articles for you. The more experienced the writer is, the higher is his talent fee.

    I hope my responses help.
     
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    I know some blogs that are already accepted by Google News, but few of them is not indexing regularly in Google News search. For examples: If any articles posted in one site then it will be indexed within few minutes in Google News, but some blogs doesn't. Last indexed date shows 2 to 3 months back or year so.

    So what is the difference between these two? and Why this change? I am wondering if you help me!

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    Hi, @kindarthur. Please know that Google News draws the line between newsworthy articles and informational articles only (blog posts). It's hard to give you a concrete analysis without seeing the exact domains that we're talking about. Even if you'll PM them to me, it'll eat time just to analyze the two.
     
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    Anyone else wants to ask? :)
     
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    hello if you still post here, what if your website is in google news but receives no traffic? say I posted only like 3 articles a week, is that okay or does article frequency matter for google news? like posting at least multiple articles a day?

    also how do you use editors pick for your news blog, is there a way to set that up how do you do it?

    thanks
     
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    which topics are preferred by google news I need your help
     
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    Hi, @SimonSez. I'm sorry I didn't notice your inquiry. Anyway, I hope you'll still find my answer useful.

    We need to quantify what "website is in Google News but receives no traffic" means. Is that literal or you mean "minimal traffic"? If the latter is the case, what's the difference in traffic when your site wasn't listed on Google News yet?

    Based on our experience writing news articles for our clients, we've not heard them say that their site is not receiving good amount of traffic relative to when their site wasn't listed on Google News yet. That's why I'm keen to ask if your question is based on experience or just a hypothesis.

    The number of posts you need to publish every day significantly depends on your budget. For our clients who have the budget to order 5 news articles per day (400 to 500 words each), they make us write and publish 5 news articles per day. We publish the news between 8am to 6pm EST. There's a 2 to 3-hour gap between each news article.

    There is a relatively old thread on Google that answers your question on how to set up editors' picks. Click here.

    Hi, @Elcec Dzung. It's not so much about which topics are "preferred by Google" but "which categories are appropriate according to your niche".
    Most of our clients have 7 to 9 categories on their news website.

    By the way, a news website doesn't have to restrict itself into one niche. It can be a multi-niche news website (e.g. technology, business, finance, entertainment, etc).
     
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    Contentwriter Thanks . I have a cooking website you can give me advice
     
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    so how to get ?
     
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    You are welcome. Please ask specific questions so I can give specific answers.

    How to get what?
     
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    bro do you knwo about news maker pro ?
     
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    Yes, I do. It's cool, but I don't recommend just drip-feeding someone's content on your site and thinking it's yours. You are still better off writing your content or rewriting someone's content and make sure it passes Quetext (a plagiarism-checker that's better than Copyscape).
     
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    yes agree with you but I am not good in writing so I am planning to do from newsmaker pro

    so it will not get approval by Google ?
     
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    It is written on the technical guidelines of Google News that you should only publish unique content.
     
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    I always heard people claim listed in what Google news so I not sure
    how to do it
     
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    Would you like to focus on one specific niche or you'd like to cover business, funance, technology, entertainment, and other niches on your news website?
     
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    actually cover 4 topics
     
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    There you go - 4 topics. Which categories did you decide to focus on? Is your site up already with content?