Google News Sitemaps on RebelMouse
RebelMouse supports Google News sitemaps, and Google has specifications for how articles get treated in the Google News sitemap.
A sitemap is a file where you list the webpages of your site that tells Google and other search engines about the organization of your site's content. Search engine web crawlers like Googlebot read this file so your site gets crawled intelligently.
Your sitemap can also provide valuable metadata associated with the pages you list in the sitemap. Metadata is information about a web page, such as when the page was last updated, how often the page is changed, and the importance of the page relative to other URLs on your site.
Depending on your content, it may be worth it to submit a sitemap specifically to Google News. Here's why, according to Google:
- Discover News Articles Faster: Sitemaps allow Google News to find all the news articles on your site more quickly.
- Crawl and Index All News Articles: Sitemaps point our crawler directly to each news article's URL, which improves coverage of the content on your site.
Google News sitemaps will help identify important information about every article, including genres, access tags, title, publication, and date. This way, Google can quickly determine what's a news article on your site and directly publish that URL to Google News.
Click here to learn how to start publishing to Google News and how to submit a sitemap. Contact your account manager today if you have any questions.