Google News: We’ve found the answer
Google news is often seen as the holy grail for companies looking to rank on the front page of Google without the conventional SEO tactics.
Our experience and previous belief was that Google news was extremely difficult to crack. We now know differently.
Best tips for Google News
We have listed some of the best tips for getting your blog onto Google news.
- Exclude pages. Google has been rejecting applications from websites for Google news which fails to inform Google News which pages it should index. This can be managed by a simple robot.txt file or by inserting a small piece of code within the tag.
- Have at least 6 different authors- you need to ensure your news section is well balanced with opinions. If it’s just your opinion via articles your news section will be rejected.
- Be the first, or very quick. Once you are on Google you will be monitored on how quickly you “break a story”. Google news is not about producing articles or press releases (there are different sections for this) it’s about informing people about the pro’s and con’s of
Based in Glasgow, Scotland we have created news websites for companies across the world which meets Google’s rigid criteria for news. We can also offer a supplementary service to help create the latest news for your website.
Why Would Anyone Want To Be Top For Google News?
Do you ever wonder where Google news gets its information? No, they don’t have their own journalists, Google uses other websites. Typically these websites will be the BBC etc however from time to time you’ll read about relatively unknown websites who get onto Google news. They get there because they understand what is important to Google for their news criteria.
People and companies want to be part of Google news for multiple reasons, for example, Google news is generally listed on the front page within the search results. Also, your news article and website will show up under Google alerts which people can sign up for.
Have you had any success under Google news? What are your tips? Do you have a story about once being on Google news and then being removed?