Rank Your Website In Google News Easily
Hey, everyone. Welcome to Templintech. And today I’m going to share with you how to get into Google News.
The first thing you need to know about Google News is, if your content isn’t news related, you’re not going to get in. So if you’re trying to figure out what kind of news articles you can end up writing, go to Google.com/trends, and you can see what’s hot and what’s happening right now. If you write articles related to that or related to any news related stuff in your space, you’re much more likely to get into Google News.
The second thing is, you need to create a sitemap. You’ve already heard of XML sitemaps, you can do that with the Yoast SEO plugin, but you also want to create a Google News sitemap. It’s similar to a normal sitemap and you also submit it within your Google search console. Once you do that, more articles will get picked up and you’re much more likely to get ranked within Google, in which any time you write news related articles, you’re much more likely to show up there on the top really fast within a few hours at the latest.
You won’t say there for, let’s say, five days, but you may stay there for a few hours or a whole day. That is a quick way to get more search traffic. The third thing you need to know is that your URL structure has to be unique. You can’t just have a URL like domain.com/hello. That’s not unique enough. You’re not going to rank for any keyword within Google News or Google.com if you have a generic keyword like that, especially if you’re looking for Google News traffic. It needs to be very specific and contain keywords that you want to rank for. If you do those three things, you’re much more likely to get traffic from Google News.
I know there’s a lot of other requirements that they say on Google News website of what you need to really get in, but even if you follow those, there’s no guarantee that you’re going to be in there and getting traffic. I’ve found that the three things that I mentioned to you tend to create the most Google News traffic than any other tips that I’ve seen out there.