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How to Become a Google News Source

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10:48 am on Aug 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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could anyone here tell the ways to get our website as news source for google news.

news.google.com takes news from many sources, i have suggested them our site with nearly 25 news posted everyday in a particular area.

But i have not received any confirmation about inclusion.

Can anyone give tips on some criteria they use to judge the news sources.

Regards

dhaliwal

11:55 am on Aug 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Google have an email address for suggestions:
[news.google.com...]
4:45 am on Aug 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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CIML,

I think you missed out something, i said i have suggested twice to them before and they even reply me that they will review my site, but after that nothing happens.

I am looking for some tips on quality of sites to get into google news. While we are providing latest news and news are updated everyday three times, they are not allowiing us in.

4:56 am on Aug 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hm.. they should. I submitted an old source of mine, received a reply within a week and they said it should appear in the results within 4 weeks - that happened in less than 2 for what I know.

But a few things to make sure:

  1. You're honest about your source (i.e. it's your original content; no plagarism included).
  2. It's not a blog - they don't accept those.
  3. You're e-mailing as a staff member from your company/publication as opposed to "I know this source which I think would fit...".

Follow those and you should be alright I think.

Sid

7:39 am on Aug 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sorry dhaliwal, I didn't realise you'd had a response from Google (I should have realised that you'd have found the correct address already!).

Some good tips from Sid; I wonder how many submissions they get. Presumably either too many to review them all or too many to give feedback on submissions?

8:00 am on Aug 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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> Presumably either too many to review them all or too many to give feedback on submissions?

Ya, seeming they have 4000 sources or more - and they don't yet have a proper submission form (which would make it easier for some publications; especially international ones) - they must have reps solely focused on reviewing submissions.

The rep that I got in contact with was pretty friendly overall. They had a few problems setting up the bot to understand our feed though, as what I was using wasn't a news software and the Google News Bot would often just index the "Printer Friendly" versions instead of the archived; but they got it resolved within time and all was good.

Sid

8:46 am on Aug 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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real nice tips from SID and they are appreciated

yes SID, its mine own source, i think we are capable of writing 20 news everyday on our own.

And SID, are we required to have RSS feed to get the things in correct manner, i mean i haven't still made any RSS feeds.

And CMPL, i think you have quite overload of work as an admin, and its a great approach of yours to help ppl out here, and HUMANS MAKE MISTAKES, ITS COMMON.

Regards

Dhaliwal

2:33 pm on Sep 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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> It's not a blog - they don't accept those.

Do you have a link where they point that out or did they mention it in an email?

2:53 pm on Sep 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Dhaliwal,

I take it you're not a native English speaker, and I wondered whether your stories are properly proof-read for grammar and spelling. I can imagine Google being picky about that sort of thing.

Haecceity

2:54 pm on Sep 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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> Do you have a link where they point that out or did they mention it in an email?

They mentioned it in an e-mail, but one can also notice it by browsing some their categories or making queries -- it's very rare, more like impossible, that you notice a blog.

Sid

3:07 pm on Sep 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you're serving dynamic content you have to have minimum of 3 numbers in your query string/?id=123

I was informed that?id=12 did'nt work with their system and was included once i reached the 100 number. No need for RSS feed either.

11:45 am on Sep 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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> I was informed that?id=12 did'nt work with their system and was included once i reached the 100 number.

Are you kidding?!

3:56 pm on Sep 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Not at all. I was puzzled and did wonder at the time if it was a mechanism to ensure that the site was legit and likely to last.
4:45 pm on Sep 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well, that's one quick n easy way to ensure lots of content!
6:01 pm on Sep 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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> Well, that's one quick n easy way to ensure lots of content!

Nothing easier than that. Just use crawler-friendly URLs without any id.

But it gives a hint ...

7:59 pm on Sep 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Slashdot is a news source, and it's plenty bloggy, since it mostly only offers links to actual news sites.