Name your publication
The name that you provide is used throughout Google News to identify your publication. It should be a simple identifier. Recommended naming criteria:
- Select a name that accurately describes your content and brand. For example, 'Google Sports Daily'.
- Your publication name should be unique to your site. Avoid names like 'The Times' or 'The Chronicle', which may confuse users.
- Don’t include extra articles like 'the'.
- Don’t add descriptive clauses.
Important: Names in Publisher Centre aren't used for the 'News' tab of Google Search.
- Names in the 'News' tab are automatically generated.
- For 'Top stories' and the 'News' tab of Google Search, publication logos come from structured data AMP logos (except in Dark theme displays) or are automatically generated for non-AMP web content.
Add a primary website property URL
Important: Google is unable to guarantee uninterrupted processing of your articles after a domain change. We recommend that you review how to tell Google when your site moves.
The primary website property is usually your site’s domain, but can also be a sub-domain or a URL prefix property, such as:
- A URL with the specified prefix and protocol (https://example.com).
- A domain property with all subdomains and multiple protocols (example.com).
You can only create one publication per website property. Make sure that you verify your domain in the Search Console.
This is the location of the entity that represents your publication that currently holds a Showcase agreement with Google. If this location has changed, submit a change request:
- On your computer, go to Publisher Centre.
- Select your publication and click Publication settings.
- Next to your location, click Request to change.
- In the location change request form, enter:
- Your publication’s name
- Your publication's domain
- The updated location