News SEO

Start optimizing for Google News!

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The News SEO plugin for the WordPress SEO plugin helps you do all the things that allow you to optimize your site for Google News. It creates XML News Sitemaps, editors picks RSS feeds and allows for use of the standout tag and the meta news_keywords tag as well as helping you optimize some of the more advanced XML News sitemap options like stock tickers.

While this plugin won’t submit your site to Google News for you, it will help you optimize your site to appear as often and in the best way possible in Google News and in the universal search results.

Martijn Scheijbeler“Being a publisher requires that you’re listed in Google News, as it can provide you with more visibility and visitors. News SEO by Yoast makes sure we can keep up to date with the changing requirements by Google. In addition to the WordPress SEO plugin, which we’re already using, it’s a must have for everybody wanting to be included in Google News.”
– Martijn Scheijbeler, Lead SEO The Next Web

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If you want all the SEO plugins and extensions we have at once, you should check out our Yoast Complete SEO bundle. This will not only give you access to the News SEO plugin, but also to WordPress SEO Premium, Local SEO, Video SEO and Yoast WooCommerce SEO at a nice discount! Find the Yoast Complete SEO bundle here.

XML News Sitemap

Because of the XSLT stylesheet that comes along with it, the news sitemap is formatted easily for the eyes:

The module immediately pings Google on the publication of a new post and because it uses the WordPress SEO plugins’ sitemap API it creates a sitemap on the fly: no waiting times, no long sitemap generation issues.

Advanced News SEO

The module allows you to do a bit more advanced News SEO by allowing you to decide whether a specific article should be in the Google News XML sitemap, specify meta news keywords, set a genre and define stock tickers:

News SEO metabox

Exclude categories

With the News SEO plugin you can easily disable specific categories that shouldn’t be included in the Google News XML sitemap. You can select them after you enabled certain post types.

categories_exclude

 

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