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Sitemap for Google News - Qucik Start
Create News XML Sitemap File for Google
1) Navigate to New button, select Google News and press OK
2) In order to add news, press "Add" button.
3) In the URL field of appeared window enter the address of news.
Last Modified - Last modification date. Note that this tag is not related to the headline Ñ‚ÐÐ¬If-Modified-Since (304)Ñ‚ÐÐ, which may return the server; therefore search engines can differently use the information from these two sources. By default the information is taken from the Settings of the project.
Use "Last Modified" - Remove the checkbox if you donÑ‚ÐÐ©t want to select the Ñ‚ÐÐ¬Last ModifiedÑ‚ÐÐ.
Change Frequency -Probable frequency of change on this page.â”¬Ð° This value provides general information for search engines and may not correspond with the exact crawling of the web- page. By default the information is taken from the Settings of the project.
Use "Change Frequency" - Remove the checkbox if you donÑ‚ÐÐ©t want to select the "Change Frequency".
Priority - The priority of this URL relative to other URLs on your site. This value doesnÑ‚ÐÐ©t impact the comparison of your pages to the pages of other websites - it just lets the search engines know which pages, in your opinion, are more important for the crawlers. By default the information is taken from the Settings of the project.
Use "Priority" - Remove the checkbox if you donÑ‚ÐÐ©t want to select the "Priority".
4) Now let's switch to Google News tab.
Must Attributes for News Sitemap
Name - Name of the news edition. It should accurately correspond with the title in your articles on news.google.com except for the text in parentheses. For instance, if the title in Google News looks like this: Ñ‚ÐÐ¬Lists (by subscription)Ñ‚ÐÐ, it is necessary to use variant Ñ‚ÐÐ¬ListÑ‚ÐÐ.
Language- Language of publication. Exception: for simplified Chinese language it is necessary to use zh-cn, fr the traditional - zh-tw.
Access - If the option is activated, then here you can specify with which method the news are accessible to the readers: Subscription or Registration. If the article is available for Google News readers without registration or subscription, you need to remove the checkbox.
Genres - List of properties, separated by commas and characterizing article content (for example: PressRelease or User Generated). Materials should be selected precisely, in order for users to find and use them easily. It is possible to remove the chekbox if this option isn't necessary.
Title - Title of news articleâ•¤Ðž One remarkâ•¤Ðž On pages of Google News the title might be reduced because of the restricted space.
Publication Date - It is mandatory to mention the date and the time of the article publication on a website, and not the time of adding it to a Sitemap file.
Optional Attributes for News Sitemap
Stock tickers - List, separated by commas, containing not more than 5 stock tickers of companies, mutual funds and other financial organizations, which appear to be the main subjects of the articles. In the first place, this concerns business articles.
Keywords - List of keywords, separated by commas, describing the topic of the article. You can add keywords either manually, either choosing from existing categories.
5) Now we need to save XML Sitemap file. For that we need to navigate to XML button.
6) A window with a message about Sitemap being successfully generated should appear, where you can push the OPEN IN THE FOLDER button and see your saved XML Sitemap file.
7) That's it; your XML Sitemap for Google News is all set. Now you only need to upload it on server and notify search engines about your Sitemap file. You can do it online for free via our website: http://www.sitemapwriter.com/notify.php