Article URLs

In order for your publication to be included in Google News, your articles' URLs must meet the following guidelines:

Be unique: Each of your pages that display an article's full text needs to have a unique URL. We cannot include sites in Google News that display multiple articles under one URL, or that do not have links to pages dedicated solely to each article.

Be permanent: For example, we wouldn't be able to crawl the page www.yoursite.com/news1.html if it displays a different story every day. In order to make sure that our links to articles function properly, each article on your news site needs to be associated with one unique URL, and that URL must be permanent (i.e. it can't be recycled).

Additionally, do not re-publish previously published articles under a new URL. For example, if you initially published your article under www.example.com/news1.html, do not re-publish it under www.example.com/news2.html at a later date. If, in the process of changing domains or Content Management System (CMS) structure, your URL pattern changes, send us your pattern transformation rules and we may be able to assist.

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