To every blog out there, getting on Google News isn’t some mere luxury. It’s an essential that affects their very survival. The thing is, Google has very strict requirements for when to include a site on its list of updates.
For instance, to get on Google News, your blog needs to be something that comes out of an organization, and not just be managed by a person in his bedroom.
Your blog needs to be a fancy enough affair that you have to run a whole page of authors who contribute to your site. And in the end, people have to be able to contact you with a standard contact form – it can’t just be an e-mail address. So much for the general requirements of the kind of organization yours has to be.
There are a few more specific regulations they look into too. For instance, each article that you publish has to have a page URL that contains a year. Also, they need you to submit a news site map lays out a complete map of where on your website or blog each story resides.
Google News will be happy to consider your news blog it for inclusion if your effort satisfies all these requirements. So what happens when you to jump through all of their hoops and get accepted? Right away, all the content on your blog is indexed and searchable on Google News.
They will try to categorize all your content and publish them under every niche category name they have – and they can be pretty thorough – they have categories for politics, entertainment, science, just everything there can be. Of course there are far too many blogs out there for anyone to be able to do the categorizing manually.
Computer algorithms go through every post on your blog with tooth comb and decide, depending on the words you’ve used, what kind of category your posts go under.
If your website or blog has been accepted for inclusion under Google News, you’ll get traffic not only from people who search on the Google News site itself, you’ll get traffic from Google web search. To get the best results, make sure that all your content has at least three sentences to each paragraph, and make sure that you don’t have more users comments and then content. You can get top ranking on Google News if you’re new story is timely, if you follow up on your news article with enough explanatory stories, and if you get links in from other people’s articles, And of course, if you happen to be located in a place where the news originates.