Get the most out of Google News

When you publish a great story, you want to be sure it reaches as many interested readers as possible.

Here are some pointers on how Google News can help you get there:

  1. Submit your site for inclusion in Google News.Please review our inclusion guidelines and if you believe your site abides by them and want to be part of Google News, please submit your site for inclusion. If you believe your site is already included, you can check if we're crawling articles from your site by using our site operator. Specifically, from the Google News homepage, enter [site:example.com] and click search.
  2. Update our record of your news site in the Google News Publisher Center. Keeping your site's information up to date helps improve discovery and classification of your great news content! Learn more about how to get the most out of the Publisher Center here.
  3. Create a Google News sitemap. Once your site has been processed, we strongly encourage you to submit a Google News sitemap in Webmaster Tools. This tool will help enhance discovery of your new articles, give you increased control over your content in Google News, and let you view news-specific crawl errors.
  4. Review tips for troubleshooting your site. If you find that there are issues with our crawling of your site, or your site’s traffic seems lower than you expect, it’s possible that we are overlooking a few of your articles -- perhaps due to a technical issue. We encourage you to walk through our troubleshooting steps to determine what may be causing our system to miss your content.
  5. Take advantage of additional features to highlight high-quality journalism. These include:
    • Editors’ Picks: This feature enables you to provide up to five links to original news content you believe represents your organization’s best journalistic work at any given moment, and potentially have it displayed on the Google News homepage or select section pages. Note: The Editors' Picks feature is offered in over 20 Google News editions currently, and we plan to continue to add it to additional editions over time. If it’s not yet offered in your edition, check back soon!
    • Standout tag: If your news organization breaks a big story, or publishes an extraordinary work of journalism, you can indicate this by using the standout tag.
  6. Share more with Google News.
    • YouTube: Google News can crawl YouTube videos embedded within articles on your site. However, we also encourage you to submit your videos by creating a YouTube channel and sharing it with our team.

If you have any further questions, we strongly recommend taking a look at our Google News Help Forum, where publishers (several of which are also Google News product experts!) share helpful tips and expertise! If you’re still having trouble after consulting the forum, don’t hesitate to report an issue to our team.