Get the most out of the Google News Publisher Center
To use the Google News Publisher Center, you must first verify ownership of your news source using Google Search Console. The Publisher Center will then list all the news sources that you own, and you can update section or source information if either is outdated.
For each source, review the following:
- Check that we have your site’s current section URLs in our system.
A section is a subdirectory of your news site where you consistently post news articles. A section typically contains news articles that belong to the same category (e.g., Technology) or topic (e.g., US Elections). Review the section URLs we have on record for your site. If you would like to make any changes, learn more about how to make them here.
- Check that each section URL has any relevant section labels applied.
Review the section labels (e.g., “technology”). If you would like to make any changes, learn more about how to make them here.
- Check that your source information is correct.
Review the source information, which includes your site’s name, domain URL, language, and country. If you would like to make any changes, learn more about how to make them here.
- Check that the source labels applied to your site (e.g., “blog”) are correct.
Review the source labels applied to your site in Google News (e.g., “blog”). If you would like to make any changes, learn more about how to make them here.
- Use the Troubleshooting tool to test extraction issues for your site.
You can use Sections to test if we can find articles on a particular section URL, and
Articles to test if we can extract content from a particular article URL. Learn more about how to use this feature here.
You’re done! Whenever you make changes to your site that impact the information we have on record, please re-check your news source in the Publisher Center and update if necessary. We also recommend periodically consulting the Troubleshooting tool to check article extraction issues.
Note that several types of source revisions and changes (such as updating source language, country, or URLs) are not possible within the Publisher Center. Our goal is continue to improve the Publisher Center (taking into account your feedback!) so you can expect to see further updates over time.