Requirements for site structure

Accessible content

Our crawler needs to be able to access your site for your content to be included in Google News. Please make sure the directories that host your articles are not blocked by a robots.txt file and that metatags or header specifications do not block access to your article links. Google News crawls with the same robot as Google Web Search, the user-agent Googlebot.

Please read our Help Center article about robots if you believe your site's robots.txt file, meta tags, or HTML header specifications might be blocking our crawler from accessing your content.