Get the most out of Google News

Once your site has been approved for inclusion in Google News, allow a few days for your request to be processed, then follow these steps:

  1. Confirm that we're including your articles
    To find articles from your site in Google News, you can use our [site:] operator. Simply enter "site:" followed by the domain of your site and click the search button. Check out our tips for searching to learn more.

  2. Add your site to the Webmaster Tools
    If you haven't done so yet, we strongly recommend that you visit Google Webmaster Central, create a Webmaster Tools account and add your news site to it. This will allow you to view crawl error reports for your news articles and help you troubleshoot issues in the future.

  3. Create a Google News sitemap
    Once your site has been processed, we encourage you to create a Google News sitemap in order to optimise the indexing of your articles.

  4. Let us know when your site changes
    If you update your site or change your site's URL structure in the future, please report the update so that we can ensure your site's new information is reflected in Google News.

  5. Review tips for troubleshooting your site
    If you find that there are issues with crawling your site, we encourage you to consult the technical requirements section of our Publisher Help centre as well as our troubleshooting tips.

  6. Visit the Google News Help Forum
    Find answers, ask questions and share your expertise with other publishers in the Google News Help Forum.