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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!

    CW
     
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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? :)