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Feb132009

8 Tips for better crawling, indexing your website, blog in Google News

Google News published eight tips to help publishers to improve their website /blog index /listing:

  •  Keep the article body clean – make sure your contents are closer to post title
  • Make sure article URLs are permanent and unique
  • Take advantage of stock tickers in Sitemaps
  • Check your encoding for consistency and uniformity (UTF-8)
  • Make your article publication dates explicit
  • Keep original content separate from press releases
  • Format your images properly; use large sized JPEGs with reasonable aspect ratios and descriptive captions.
  • Article Titles in Google News – make sure to have the title in both the title tag and headline on the page.
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