| 5:35 pm on Feb 24, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I have one client who is a major industrial publisher of industrial news. They are picked up by and listed with Google News constantly.
I take it you have sent the email to add a source found here [news.google.com].
| 1:22 am on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Is Google News going from the RSS feed, or are they simply spidering your site (which presumably includes your latest news stories)? I'm a bit surprised that Googlebot would use the RSS.
I'm not surprised that your content would get into Google News. There's been a good bit of discussion in the online news (ie professional media) community about the lax standards, which allow press releases and student papers to be presented on a par with the New York Times.
| 11:27 pm on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)|
In the case of my client, we contacted Google to be added as a news source. They OK'd it and started showing it up.
Must add, that it is a real news site.
| 9:19 am on Feb 28, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the feedback. My news is indeed real news. e.g. articles about local council decisions, civil development, tourism, environmental issues, etc. I just wonder if the area is too niche for something like Google news. I would like to know if people with niche news producing only 2 or 3 articles a day are included in Google news.
| 12:32 pm on Feb 28, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I am not sure to be honest. I would suggest contacting Google through their source address and ask them.
I would assume if you would see your news showing up and referred to in other media, that would help.
Keep us informed of what happens, I particularly am interested in the ins and outs of local council decisions for a council in Scotland. I am hoping to do something the same as you but perhaps for a different reason. I don't think Google will add mine - mine would be kinda like private-eye format and content only worse.