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Old 06-13-2006   #1
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Guidelines for being added to Google news

The only resource I could find about adding my site to Google News is a link
that basically lets you suggest a news resource.

I've also heard some one saying that he tried doing so but got a quick response
from Google, saying currently they are not adding any more sources, which
might change in the long run, not in near future.

I also heard speculations and rumors of people saying that you need to have
at least X authors (seems a bit unlikely) and others saying that google will
only accept sites with specific URL structure (Like dates in filenames and/or
directories).

Does any one have any credible reading material and/or knows more information
about the issue?

If it is true that you can not get your site listed at news.google.com then
is there at least some kind of a document with the requirements so I can
plan for the future?

I would like to know more about the case, Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2006   #2
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Ben covered some of that at http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/003880.html

You need a special URL format, at least 5 #s in the URL.
You need editors (3, i think).
You need to be "news" related.
You need to convince Google to list you.
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I was active at in that DigitalPoint thread.
Everything said there was speculations. No real credible resource was given.
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I personally got seroundtable.com included in Google News.
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I dug up an email from them...

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Thank you for your reply. As you may know, Google News is highly unusual in that it offers a news service compiled solely by computer algorithms without human intervention. While the sources of the news vary in perspective and editorial approach, their selection for inclusion is without regard to political viewpoint or ideology. Please be aware, however, that we do not currently include sites that are purely news aggregators. Similarly, we do not include sites that are written and maintained by a single individual.

Google News currently gathers articles by crawling online news sites. Following the general technical guidelines below should help our crawler find and index articles from your site correctly:

1. In order for our crawler to correctly gather articles, each page that displays an article's full text needs to have a unique URL that does not change. We cannot include sites in Google News that display multiple articles at the same URL.

2. The URL for each article must contain a unique number consisting of at least three digits.

For example, our news crawler would not crawl articles with the following URLs:
www.google.com/news/article23.html
www.google.com/lemurs_in_the_mist.html

It would crawl these pages:
www.google.com/news/08112003/article.html
http://www.google.com/news/lemurs_in...ist/23467.html

3. Keep in mind that we cannot include sites for which the URL of the main page includes a date. URLs with dates in them often change on a daily or weekly basis. This prevents us from crawling the site for new content, as we are unable to detect the most current URL to be crawled.

For example, if a URL changes from /novembernews.html to /decembernews.html, Google will continue to crawl the novembernews.html page, and thus not find any new content.

4. Our automated crawler is currently best able to crawl regular HTML links. We are unable to crawl image links or links embedded in JavaScript.

An example of a site that we are able to crawl successfully is http://english.chosun.com. Please note that each article on this site has a highly unique and unchanging URL.

Regards,
The Google Team

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More comprehensive article up at http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/003934.html

This should answer all your questions.

Hope it meets your expectations.
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*We are unable to crawl image links..*

That's a bit mystifying.....
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*We are unable to crawl image links..*

That's a bit mystifying.....
It is a different spider. So who knows....
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Thank you. Helped a lot.
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I do beleive Google has been adding sites recently to Google News as I found a site a couple of weeks ago that was less than 2 months old that had recently been added. So they have added sites within the last 2 months.
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