Google News Publisher Center Request Inclusion Feature Broken?

Dec 3, 2019 - 7:35 am 0 by

Google News Publishers

There are numerous threads in the Google News Publisher Help that there is a bug with the feature to submit a site for inclusion into the Google News index. After you request inclusion, it says successful but then goes back to its original state. It should say "Submitted" and now say "Request Inclusion into News Index."

Here is what happens, you click "Request Inclusion into News Index" and then it shows you a success notification:

click for full size

When you refresh and go back to the main page, it asks you if you want to submit again, when it should just say submitted.

click for full size

There are numerous complaints about this. I am not sure if this is a bug or what - but something doesn't seem right.

Forum discussion at Google News Publisher Help.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 21, 2024

May 21, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

PSA: Site Reputation Abuse Policy Also Applies To Google Discover

May 21, 2024 - 7:51 am

Google's Sundar Pichai On AI Overviews Killing Web, Smaller Publishers & Search Console Data

May 21, 2024 - 7:41 am

Google Adds Visuals To About Source Knowledge Panels

May 21, 2024 - 7:31 am

Google AI Overviews Colors Do Not Indicate Confidence Of Response

May 21, 2024 - 7:21 am

Google Rolling Out More Graphical & Richer Search Results

May 21, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Google Keyword Planner Now Lets You Share Keyword Plans