Requirements for site structure

Different domains

We won't be able to crawl your articles if they are hosted on a domain that's separate from your main site. For instance, if The Example Times is located at, their articles must also be hosted on this domain. Any articles located at would not be included in Google News.

Google News will however include any articles The Example Times links to from that are on subdomains or other directories such as: or Make sure the content you link to on the sections you're submitting for inclusion is content you think should be included in Google News.

Additionally, our crawler can only follow redirects that direct to URLs within the same domain of the page being linked from. If, after your site is included in Google News, you'd like to add a section to be crawled, update our record of your section URLs within the Google News Publisher Center.

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