In the world of SEO, making Google web results a primary focus and priority is standard, however, if your site or blog is consistently publishing https://sites.google.com/view/trangtriqc relevant content relating to current events, you may be able to expand your reach. If your site already produces high-quality, relevant and newsworthy content, you should be in Google News results! It not only aggregates articles from over 50,000 news sites worldwide, but it has the potential to substantially increase the traffic to your site. According to an article on The Atlantic, about 4 billion people view Google News results each month, which result in about 1 billion clicks. Who doesn’t want a piece of that action?
For anyone that has tried to get their site in Google News before, it can be a tricky process due to the number of guidelines and caveats. To help navigate the waters of Google News, the basics for getting your site included are listed below.
Are you in Google News Already?
The last thing anyone wants to do is waste their time, therefore, before you go through all the steps to ask for submission to Google News, make sure you check to see if your site is included in already. To do this, select the “news” vertical in Google and do a site search (e.g. site:example.com). As seen below, you will be able to see how many (if any) results appear in the news vertical. Capture4
If you do, then your work here is done. Enjoy your inclusion in Google News! If not, keep reading to determine how to get in with the in-crowd!
What are the requirements for Google News?
Now that you know you’re not included in Google News, you are going to have to apply for inclusion. However, before you do that, you need to make sure you are playing the game by their rules.
See, where Google’s normal web search can be described as the club in high school everyone gets to join (as long as you follow the guidelines), Google News is like the varsity football or cheerleading team that only select the best. And in order to be the best, you have to know what you’re getting into.
Read through Google’s general, technical and quality guidelines and make sure you meet the requirements. If you decide to bypass this step and just submit your site for inclusion, the chances are you will be denied. And if you don’t make the cut the first time around, while you may not have to wait a year like you would to try out for the varsity team, you will have to wait 60 days. And who wants to wait another two months?