Google News is compiled solely by a computer algorithm that scans all the sites included in their system. In order for your content to be included in Google News, the layout and format of your site must be easy for their crawler to read and decipher. Additionally, they have certain restrictions in place to make sure their crawler only includes links to URLs that are actually news articles.
Google asks that you to review all of their guidelines before submitting your site for inclusion in Google News. Making sure your site conforms to all their technical requirements now will help prevent any issues with your site in the future.
This package helps you make your Plone site comply with these technical requirements.
URL need to display a three-digit number. This add-on override the url normalizer to add a unique id.
This add-on add a @@googlenews-sitemap.xml view for topic content type. This view add some checks before loading items:
- no more than 1000 items returned
- items must have been published in the last two days
- items are ordered on the effective date (reversed)
So you don't need to add criteria for these, but types should be set to News Item to be sure you are publishing news.
You need to have a topic instance in your website. By default in Plone /news/aggregator is the one. In the process you can provide the sitemap to help google to get the last news by providing the url example.com/news/aggregator/@@googlenews-sitemap.xml