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How do I get my site listed on Google News?

We frequently are asked how to get your website listed on Google News, which can be a great way to increase your presence in search results. To get listed, follow Google News requirements at https://support.google.com/news/publisher/answer/40787?hl=en

Here's an Interesting article about how Google News ranks your content and how it determines what to show to whom: https://moz.com/blog/getting-started-with-google-news

1. Follow Google News requirements to get listed.

2. Google News approves your site for inclusion.

3. Sign-in to your Search Console in Google to add your Google News sitemap to Google Webmaster tools.

A Google News sitemap will allow you to control which content is submitted to Google News. If you already have a website sitemap, Google recommends you create a separate sitemap for news content. This will be crawled frequently to check for new articles. Learn more about News sitemaps from Google here: https://support.google.com/news/publisher/answer/75717?hl=en

Google says it does not favor websites with news sitemaps and regardless of whether you have one, it will crawl your site for the latest articles.

Learn more about managing and submitting sitemaps with Google here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183669

3.1. Click Add/Test sitemap in the top-right corner.

3.2. Enter /news_sitemap.xml in the ADD / TEST SITEMAP form

This /news_sitemap.xmlis available for all sites, by default. The news sitemap conforms to Google News requirements to only include article / blog post content submitted in the past seven (7) days.

3.3. Submit sitemap and Test to verify.

Learn more about managing and submitting sitemaps to here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/183669. The following steps are from Google and apply in general to submitting and testing sitemaps. Click through the previous link to get more information.

4. Finally, routinely check Google Webmaster.

It can take time for Google to process your sitemap.