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Possible to move a Google News accepted site to company's domain?
Andrea Wasik




msg:4591539
 4:13 pm on Jul 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

We have a news site on its own unique domain that is accepted in Google News.

We are thinking about rolling it into our main company domain, either in a subfolder or on a subdomain.

Does anyone have any experience doing that? I am worried about harming our Google News status - could they possibly kick us out of Google News if the site is no longer on its own domain, even if everything else about it is kept "separate" from our company content?

The reason we're considering this move is because our news site gets a lot less traffic than our company site, and we figure it will be easier to get rankings for our news articles if the site is hosted on a sub-section of our company site.

Appreciate any input.

 

Sand




msg:4591565
 6:13 pm on Jul 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

This is a pretty risk-free operation, as long as you tell Google about the change right away. See this guide for assistance https://support.google.com/news/publisher/answer/70750?hl=en

GodLikeLotus




msg:4591570
 6:25 pm on Jul 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

Personally, I would be a little cautious here.

Sand




msg:4591586
 7:00 pm on Jul 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

Personally, I would be a little cautious here.


Definitely. But he really has nothing to lose if he's careful. IE: leave the old site up and running until everything transitions smoothly.

Andrea Wasik




msg:4592187
 5:28 pm on Jul 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yes, I am not going to do it unless it is decided that we are not going to live and die by whether or not we're in Google News.

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