The June 2010 report released by the organization for Paris -based economic cooperation and development confirmed the current news trend: Traditional newspapers have declined since 2008 and their conservative estimates that “around 5% of all internet visits are related to Reading News Online.” Is You intend to make your blog taken by Google News or you only realize the benefits of being picked up by the news service, you want to make sure your blog is ready to be sent.
First, if you have never been to Google News, it’s time to explore. You will find articles from traditional news sources such as CBS, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other news sources. Google does not go out and buy newspapers, and then clips and scan articles for the web. All news sources have RSS (Basic Blogging) bait so that when a news article is posted on their website, bait is taken by Google News. RSS feed is the core of getting news articles to Google, which means your blog has the same potential to be picked up by Google News as big people! That’s right – you will find a celebrity Gossip Blog Perez Hilton on Google News with the New York Times.
Entering Google News is not just fate or coincidence: Blogs and websites must be sent. To increase the possibility of successful shipping, your blog must be worthy of news and should not promote yourself or your product. Follow these 4 tips so that your blog will be ready to send to Google News.
1. Identification of your author’s staff. This might be quite simple if you already have a page about us. Make sure the page is called “about us”, or other variations such as “staff”, “author”, or “writer”. This is where you identify your blog author based on name and credential. If you edit a blog that receives shipping from many writers, you can register for the author or simply note that you have several blog contributors.
2. Have a contact page. If you hope to enter the news and stay anonymous, you have to miss Google News. You don’t have to give Google road map to your front door, but you must show the location of the city and state. I recommend prospective bloggers that they treat blogs like other parts of their business, if you have privacy problems, rental P.O. Box.
3. Mention the news category. When you send your blog to Google News, you will be asked for the web address where your news story is published. You might not publish all your blog posts in this category, but please and name the “News” category. This will be the ideal category to publish event announcements, webinar details, and press releases. If you have started posting to your blog, find your posts that meet the requirements as “news” and move them to this new category before sending a blog to Google News.
4. Don’t forget the site map. Finally, but obviously no less important, is a Google site map. Google is all about web structure and likes the XML site map to find a way around your website structure. If you use blogging software such as WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal, there are plugins available to create and update the sitemaps.