Anyone who owns a blog and continues to maintain and write in it on a daily basis is always seeking new ways to deliver consistent amounts of new unique traffic in order to build up their name in an area of business online. Being included in Google News could bring heaping amounts of new steady traffic but there are some steps that need to be taken prior to even trying to be included.
Here are some tips that could help you when submitting your blog to
Your content on your blog should always be unique and never duplicated. If you are writing about other news related sources online that is fine but you need to be able to include some of your own stories and news as well.
How is your blog going to stand out? If you are in a category that is very congested you could find yourself in line with many other like-minded blogs trying to be included into the news stream. Write with some personality so you really stick out from your crowd of competitors.
Have Multiple Authors
This seems to be a big sticking point when trying to be included into Google News. Your blog or news source should have multiple authors writing every single day. Any news source online always has more than one reporter or writer so Google must be looking at it from a standpoint of quality and diversification. If you have multiple authors or writers you are going to have a much more diverse approach to your reporting’s creating good journalism over time.
Website & SEO
Your website needs to look professional and be well optimized. Google is not going to let a news source in that is sloppy and poorly built. Keep your design clean and always search engine friendly. Look at your content and URL structures and ask yourself is there enough search engine optimization elements or too much? Google is not going to take a blog that has more links than content on each post.
Google News is an amazing way to bring in heaping amounts of newly found traffic but there are some steps you need to take prior. Try and follow these guidelines and eventually Google might let you in.