How to Create a Google News Sitemap

Google News Sitemaps are specifically designed to allow you to control what news is submitted to Google. More specifically they allow Google to: Identify specifically which are news articlesSpider and Index your news article fasterIdentify the article titles, as well as the publication date for each articleFind each articles unique metadata to displaySpecify article content with unique tags Additionally Google states that you should only include news articles that are less than two days old…

The How to Guide For Sitemap Index XML Files

If you want to utilise Google News Feeds or simply split out a specific section of your site into smaller sitemaps you can use sitemap index xml files to aid you. Sitemap Index XML files are a handy way to keep your sitemap.xml’s organised. Similar to the structure of a normal sitemap.xml file but with different tags, this allows the search engines to identify them as such. The Sitemap index file uses the following XML tags:…