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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.

NEW! Beta Posts Dashboard: Filtering and Search UI Upgrade

New Filters in Posts Dashboard

We've implemented new filters that allow users to easily find exactly what they need in their posts dashboard. You can now customize your search results by:

  • Creators You Follow
  • Rating
  • Post Status
  • Post Type
  • Period
  • Sections
Here's what the new filter menu looks like:

Easy-to-Use Search Queries

In the same slick user interface, you can also create search queries and combine them with your filtered results:

  • Post Search
  • Creator Search With Ajax Autocomplete
  • Community Search

This is an exciting step forward in enhancing the editorial experience for our users. It should now be much simpler to narrow down results to exactly what you're looking for.

Here's how the workflow looks in action:

If you have any questions about these dashboard updates, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

Higher SEO Audit Scores With RebelMouse

SEMrush Reports Help Keep Our Sites Optimized for Search

Even the most brilliant and successful marketers will admit that chasing a perfect search strategy is a full-time job in and of itself. Google's algorithm is fickle at best, with frequent algorithm updates that can turn a site's rankings completely sideways.

At RebelMouse, we obsess over Google's algorithm updates and the latest SEO best practices so that our publishers can focus on doing what they do best: create quality content. This means our traffic experts work around the clock to make sure our sites are optimized for search, and are even a few steps ahead of what Google's next move will be.

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