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how to get your forum-post into Google-News ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by erich37, May 10, 2011.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Looking at "Google News", it sometimes shows articles from small Blog-operators.

    I am wondering how I get a Forum-post of my forum also into "Google News" ?
  2. Nasr

    Nasr Well-Known Member

    Technical requirements:
    • In order for the Google crawler to correctly gather articles, each page that displays an article's full text needs to have a unique URL that does not change. Google cannot include sites in Google News that display multiple articles at the same URL.
    • The URL for each article must contain a unique number consisting of at least three digits.
    • Keep in mind that Google 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 Google from crawling the site for new content, as Google is unable to detect the most current URL to be crawled.
    • Google's automated crawler is currently best able to crawl regular HTML links. Google is unable to crawl image links or links embedded in JavaScript.
    Making your case:
    • Provide a good historical background of the site
    • Show awards the site received
    • Give stats on the site
    • Tell them about your editors and authors
    • Tell them about who links to your site (if the Google blog links to you, that is a good thing)
    • Make sure you are news related or mostly news related.
    • Make sure your site complies with the technical requirements, and show them that is does.

    Source: http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/003934.html
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  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    so having an article in my forum... if I understand correctly this will not work, as we have a date in the forum ?
    Is anyone of you guys using Google News with your forums ?
  4. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Optimally you need a Google news sitemap as well, to have your news indexed by Google News. This is different from normal sitemaps.
  5. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Depending on what your article is about there's probably a number of other avenues for publicity and getting it out there.

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