How to create and use News Sitemaps
Google News Sitemaps provide the search engine Google with metadata regarding the specific news content on a website. This Sitemap allows the site owner to control which content is submitted to Google News. Using the News Sitemap, Google News can quickly find the news articles contained on a site. The crawler is pointed directly to the URL for each news article, which ensures full coverage.
These Sitemaps identify the title and publication date of every article. Using genres and access tags, they also specify the type of content contained in the article. Article content is further identified using descriptions like stock tickers or relevant keywords. Google News Sitemaps are recommended for sites that are new, include dynamic content, or have a path that requires clicking several links to reach a news article.
To be able to use news sitemaps for your website you must request inclusion in Google News first, otherwise news sitemap will not be processed.
Sitemap Generator tracks the changes on your site automatically and create news sitemap in a separate file, including only new URLs for the last days.
An example of News sitemap, created for our site: sitemap_news.xml (updated daily)
You can find more details on google webmaster tools help pages.
This is an amazing tool that every company should take advantage of. We recently put it on our site and noticed the results immediately.
It's easy and it can really help your website. It's really a no-brainer.
I just wanted to say that your sitemap service is the absolute easiest and most convenient way to create a sitemap that I've ever found.
You've saved me tons of time. Keep up the good work!
Refreshingly clear, easy to use, fast! The Google sitemap online help could learn a lot from you.
Thanks for having saved me hours.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I just found your site and used your online sitemap tool. Within a few minutes my sitemap was submitted to Google. Now we just need to sit back and let "The Big G" do it's magic.
I know sitemaps are important, but I never knew how to create one. Now I don't have to.
Love this site! I would recommend this 1000%.
It is a blessing to someone like myself who is a computer website novice. It is super user friendly and easy to get started.
Thanks and GOD bless!
Root N Wings
What a fabulous resource you have given us. Besides the sitemaps generated, your link checked for broken links has saved me many hours.
John W. Chapman,