Google News Bug: Publication Name Does Not Match

Jun 15, 2012 • 8:06 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google NewsErik from the Google News team posted a thread in the Google News Help forum about an error Google is working on fixing.

A multitude of accidental messages were sent out to Google News publishers all about the publication name specified does not match the one in the Google News database. Erik said if you recently received this message, it is likely a bug.

Erik from Google wrote:

Our team is aware of the issue which is causing some publishers to receive the following crawl error:

"The publication name specified in your Sitemap does not match the publication name we have for your site in our database. Please check that the publication name in your Sitemap exactly matches the publication name displayed for your articles in Google News."

Please note that this doesn't necessarily mean that your site has been removed from Google News.

We are working on resolving the issue as soon as possible, and I will update this thread as soon as more information is available.

So do not panic if you see this error message in your Google Webmaster Tools dashboard around this time.

Forum discussion at Google News Help.

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