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I have Google News, but my articles aren't being indexed. Why?

Questions on any of the below? Contact your ePublishing Solutions Manager.

Check for Google Webmaster errors for the Google News Sitemap.

If the Google News Sitemap for your website exists, but there are errors, look at the error. If the error is "Unexpected publication name," as shown above, Google will want you to do two things:

Make sure that you actually have a Google News Sitemap in place.

If you haven't submitted a sitemap to Google, read this article to learn more about submitting one: http://help.epublishing.com/m/32641/l/412016-how-do-i-get-my-site-listed-on-google-news

Go to your ePublishing Admin tools under System Settings. Confirm you have a field that says official.site.name and one called official.google.news.site.name.

If you have a sitemap, confirm the same name listed for official.google.news.site.name is also entered into Google Publisher News.

You may also export an article or blog post as XML to view the name.

Here's an example of XML code and where you'll find the name.

Here's an example of XML code and where you'll find the name.

Go to Google News Publisher Control Center > Details / Source > NAME field to see the name that Google is expecting.

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