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By Max Brockbank

Filed under: Clients,LinkedIn,Scene News,Technology
Page updated 4:47 pm: July 2, 2009

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Google News is good news for SEO

By Max Brockbank

Filed under: General,LinkedIn,SEO
Page updated 9:44 am: February 11, 2009

When people think of SEO, the name that inevitably comes to mind is Google.

Around three-quarters of the world’s search traffic comes through Google and many people have it as their home page. Getting your site high Buy Orlistat Online Pharmacy on Google’s index is important, and every SEO professional claims they are best Flagyl ER Online at improving your Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) score.

But there is an alternative “search engine” with just as much clout as Google and which is probably more widely seen.

Google News is a regularly updated index of top stories from news sites across the Internet. Google News is still Google, but getting Buy Viagra Soft Tabs Online Pharmacy No Prescription Needed your s ite indexed by Levitra efectos secundarios it is a much trickier prospect than ordinary search. Nevertheless, if you’re producing “news”-type items on a regular basis, it’s worth a try.

Succeed and you’ll find yourself listed on XML feeds used by some of the planet’s most-visited websites via plugins for popular CMS platforms Buy zofran online such as Google News for WordPress, or Google’s own targeted feed APIs. Potenzmittel viagra

So how do you get in? Google’s official rules for inclusion are …

  • Sites that have news content that is original to the site
  • Sites which do not solely promote their own activities
  • Sites which are written and maintained by a clear organization, one that has multiple writers and editors

Most candidates fail on that last requirement since many news blogs are one-man (or woman) bands. But if you can turn your blog into a “community of newshounds” there is hope. Levitra venta

Having said all this, a quick trawl through Google News throws up all sorts of sites which seemingly flout these rules. Opinion levitra

Once again, the mystery of Google is preserved.


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