Google News representatives have published a series of Google News Publisher FAQs in the Google News Help Forums the other day.
Harvey from the Google News team said:
In order to help answer your questions before you post them, we've started compiling the following frequently asked questions. We’ll be continually changing and adding to this list, so please check back in for even more updates and FAQs!
One of our most active posters, methode, actually took the initiative to first create this guide. We've updated it a bit, but this doc exists mostly due to his hard work. Big thanks to methode!
Here are the FAQs:
- Answer: How do I get included in Google News?
- Answer: How long will it take?
- Answer: Why aren't my articles being crawled?
- Answer: Why do my articles have the wrong headline?
- Answer: What is the "unique urls" or "3 digit" rule?
- Answer: Can I be crawled if my site has robots?
- Answer: If my site is subscription based, can I still be crawled?
- Answer: Why does my sitemap receive the "Unexpected publication name error?
- Answer: Should I submit a News Sitemap?
- Answer: How do I get author names to appear?
- Answer: If I submit a News Sitemap, will Google News stop crawling my regular section pages?
- Answer: Article fragmented? Article too short? Article too long? What do these error messages mean?
- Answer: How often does Google News crawl my sitemap?
- Answer: How can I get credit for my site's original content?
I am very happy Google put this together! Thanks!
Forum discussion at Google News Help.
Note: This story was written earlier this week and scheduled to be published today.