News SEO for WordPress plugin
- Optimize your site for Google News
- Immediately pings Google on the publication of a new post
- Creates XML News Sitemaps
The News SEO plugin for the Yoast SEO plugin helps you do all the things that allow you to optimize your site for Google News. It’ll make sure that Google is aware of any new articles on your site as soon as possible, using a specific XML News Sitemap. It will also help you optimize some of the more advanced XML News sitemap options like stock tickers.
While this plugin won’t submit your site to Google News for you, it willhelp you optimize your site to appear as often and in the best way possible in Google News and in the universal search results.
“Being a publisher requires that you’re listed in Google News, as it can provide you with more visibility and visitors. News SEO by Yoast makes sure we can keep up to date with the changing requirements by Google. In addition to the Yoast SEO plugin, which we’re already using, it’s a must have for everybody wanting to be included in Google News.”
– Martijn Scheijbeler, VP Marketing at RVShare, former Director of Marketing The Next Web
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XML News Sitemap
Because of the XSLT stylesheet that comes along with it, the news sitemap is formatted easily for the eyes:
The module immediately pings Google on the publication of a new post and because it uses the WordPress SEO plugins’ sitemap API it creates a sitemap on the fly: no waiting times, no long sitemap generation issues.
Advanced News SEO
The module allows you to do a bit more advanced News SEO by allowing you to decide whether a specific article should be in the Google News XML sitemap, set a genre and define stock tickers:
With the News SEO plugin you can easily disable specific categories that shouldn’t be included in the Google News XML sitemap. You can select them after you enabled certain post types.