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WordPress Compatible With Google News? (3 posts)

  1. SilverSiR
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Any ideas if there is a plug-in for Word Press sites to become compatible with Google news? I suggested my blog for a news site but got rejected because they told me:

    Thank you for your inquiry regarding inclusion in Google News. We
    apologize for our delayed response. After some investigation, we've found
    that our system cannot crawl some of your articles because of the format
    of their URLs. In order to have your articles crawled by Google News,
    their URLs must contain a number consisting of at least three digits.

    For example, our news crawler would not crawl articles with the following
    URLs:
    http://www.google.com/news/article23.html
    http://www.google.com/lemurs_in_the_mist.html

    It would crawl these pages:
    http://www.google.com/news/08112003/article.html
    http://www.google.com/news/lemurs_in_the_mist/23467.html

    An example of a site that we are able to crawl successfully is
    http://english.chosun.com. Please note that each article on this site has
    a highly unique URL.

  2. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just change your permalink structure to something with lots of numbers.

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