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Google News Inclusion - Traffic Before and After



6:47 pm on Jul 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'm curious to know the different between a site before Google News Inclusion and After Google News Inclusion. How much traffic increases after a site gets listed in Google News.


12:24 am on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

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It depends... I know it's not the answer you were looking for, but it's not simple.

A few years ago News was golden - you can actually rank top of the news results if you offered something original, rather than the chewed up AP wire.

Nowadays the top spots are dominated by the big names. Unless you are in an industry without big name competition, is not that big of a deal.


11:56 am on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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News inclusion used to be a much bigger boost. Google keeps changing their serps and that significantly impacts the benefit of being included. If you already have real news, go after it. If you need to artificially create it, it probably isn't worth the effort for your industry.


12:46 pm on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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One of the sites I'm involved with is a news site that is dominant in its niche. The site gets about 10K per month at the most from Google News, which is about 0.08% of the site's traffic.

This is for a site with a full complement of news team producing anywhere from 15-60 pieces of original news, commentaries and analysis per day.

Traffic is not much, but it helps boost your social count especially for the Twitter folks who simply repost any news in the topics they follow. And of course, there's the added benefit of getting seen in Google SERPS as well especially when the news items are put at the top.


4:06 pm on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

Thanks to all...

But I NEED to know a simple answer if you have experience with Google News Traffic.

If I have a site where I publish 5-8 news daily and the site gets 1000 visitors daily. If somehow my application for Google News Inclusion gets accepted, then how much difference there will be in traffic? Will it be doubled or remain the same or a little increase?


8:29 pm on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator goodroi is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

We NEED you to reread our responses :)

If you read our responses you will notice that several of us talk about how it depends on your site, your keywords and your industry competition. Several of us also talk about the benefits currently not being so great (.08% yikes).

There are too many factors to promise that your traffic will double or remain the same. Even if we could, it would depend on Google not making any changes to how it handles news articles and their serp layout which both tend to be moving targets.

I have been dealing with Google news for a long time and the results/benefits have changed significantly over that time. It is relatively easy to join if you are a legitimate news source so why not? If you aren't a real news source I personally wouldn't bother faking it because I doubt you will profit enough.


8:55 pm on Jul 8, 2014 (gmt 0)


Thanks to your most valuable reply:)
Now, I can say, I have got my answer

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