How to configure news website for google news

how to configure news website for google news

If you are going to start a news website then you should configure your website in google news to get more traffic.For configure your website in Google news need to follow few predefined google policies.I am working on a website where I get some problems & learn something new for a news website start.This will be right question to ask to any webmaster that ” how much difference in normal blog writing and news blog writing.” the right answer of this question is There is a lot of difference in both like Content writing, content regularity, news according to trends etc.. Let’s get back on the main topic & know basic need of news website that is required for google news.Here is few list

How to configure news website for google newsNews content:

In the news website content almost same for all news website but that must not be copied from another website.In the news website news article have at least 300 words.For a news website article, there is no recommendation to have HTML proof content like article must have images, heading tags but that must have full information about the topic.

Google strongly recommended that if google find non-news content mixed with news content, they may exclude your entire publication from Google News.

News Frequency:

This is the most important & valuable things for any news website to have fastest news updating.To rank higher in google news, your website content must update daily min. 3-4 times with new trending news.In google policies, this also recommended that your website must have more than 100 news post before submitting to google news.I inform you that if you are going to start or already start new news website then you must hire news writers to update your website for daily news.

SEO friendly pages:

Your article URL must have few unique text, not digits or any JavaScript or graphics link.Inside article page, your news must not in any reader format like pdf or other that must be normal HTML article page.Your article page must have meta tags, schema meta & robot.txt file in a news website.For news website, meta tags are different like

<meta name=”news_keywords” content=”World Cup, Brazil 2014, Spain vs Netherlands, soccer, football”>

Sitemap for news website:

This is important for configuring your website in google news.News website sitemap format is quite different then normal blog website.For add your website in google news you should add this type of sitemap

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<urlset xmlns=”″
<news:name>The Example Times</news:name>
<news:genres>PressRelease, Blog</news:genres>
<news:title>Companies A, B in Merger Talks</news:title>
<news:keywords>business, merger, acquisition, A, B</news:keywords>
<news:stock_tickers>NASDAQ:A, NASDAQ:B</news:stock_tickers>

Submit site to google news:

Now after setting all above things in your news publisher site then you can submit your site to google news for approval & adding your site to google news.For this your website must have at least 100 posts with daily 2-3 article frequency, otherwise google not approve your website for google news.Submit your site here in google news publisher centre.

Key points:

  • If your website already has sitemap then you make a new google news sitemap & add this to google webmaster.
  • Google search console does not add your sitemap until your website does not approve from google publisher centre.
  • For WordPress, you can use the plugin ” google news sitemap”.
  • This sitemap especially makes for a news website to get website news update frequency.


One response to “how to configure news website for google news”

  1. i have applying so many time but not successful but after reading this may be increase the chances for approval in google news.

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